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Richard Stone oversees “Science” Magazine’s Asia news coverage. He opened “Science’s” Beijing bureau in October 2007 after a 2-year stint in Bangkok. After receiving a biology degree from Cornell University in 1988, Stone studied biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania before discovering his calling as a science writer. He earned a science communication degree at University of California, Santa Cruz, then interned at “The Washington Post” and “Science” before joining “Science” as a staff writer in 1991.
Stone was a Fulbright scholar in Russia in 1995-96 and in Kazakhstan in 2004-05. He served as news editor in “Science’s” European office in Cambridge, U.K., from 2000 to 2004, during which time he was also Visiting Writer in Science at the University of Cambridge. He has won awards for articles that have appeared in “Science,” “Discover,” “Smithsonian,” and “National Geographic,” and he is the author of “Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant.”