Author Archives: Shannon Palus

About Shannon Palus

Shannon Palus is a freelance science writer whose work has appeared in Discover, and online at ScienceNow and Scientific American. After graduating last April from McGill University, she spent the summer interning and exploring in Idaho Falls. She lives in Philadelphia. Her website is

Trying to Be Here

Even in the final moments of my last evening as a student in Montreal, as I sat in a park down the street from McGill University, where I’d spent most of the past five years studying physics and working on the student newspaper, somewhere very far away was on my mind. “Idaho Falls.”
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