Michelle Starr is a Senior Journalist at ScienceAlert; her deep love and curiosity for the cosmos has made the publication a world leader in reporting developments in space research.
She is an award-winning journalist with over 15 years of experience in the science and technology sectors. Prior to joining the ScienceAlert team in 2017, she worked for seven years at CNET, where she created the role of Science Editor.
Her work has appeared in The Best Australian Science Writing 2018 ans 2020 anthologies, and in 2014, she was awarded the Best Consumer Technology Journalist in the Optus IT Journalism Awards.
She absolutely adores orcas, corvids, and octopuses, and would be quite content to welcome any one of them as the new overlords of Earth.
Even without starlight.
Slime mold has no brain, but it can solve surprisingly complex problems.
There could be thousands of them each day.
Imagine an aurora in your bedroom...