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April 21, 2024

Editorial Staff

Welcome to ScienceDaily, owned by Chris Hogan, a passionate advocate for science, cutting-edge technology, and the dissemination of knowledge. Born in Canada and raised in North Potomac, Maryland, Chris brings a wealth of experiences and expertise to ScienceDaily.

Chris is a graduate of Cornell University, holding a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the School of Engineering. During his time at Cornell, Chris not only excelled academically but also showcased his skills as a student-athlete, playing NCAA Division I hockey for the university.

Following graduation, Chris embarked on an exciting journey in the tech industry. With eight years of invaluable experience as a software engineer at Microsoft, specifically in their Apple Platform Experience organization, Chris honed his expertise in iOS and macOS development. His dedication and skills contributed to enhancing the user experience of Microsoft's office suite on Apple devices.

Currently, Chris is a valued member of the iOS engineering team at Meta leveraging his technical skills to optimize and improve the performance of the Newsfeed.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Chris embraces his creative side. In his spare time, he develops iOS apps for fun. Some of his notable creations include Golfle, a captivating word game, and Flappy Flocks, an engaging 2-D scroller. Additionally, Chris has also written a children’s book, titled Around the World in 26 Letters.

Join us on this exciting journey and explore the wonders of science, health and technology with ScienceDaily. Connect with us today to stay informed, inspired, and discover the latest advancements in the world of science.

— Dan & Michele Hogan, ScienceDaily founders, June 2023

Our History

Created by Canadian-American science writer/editor Dan Hogan and his wife Michele Hogan in December 1995, ScienceDaily features news from hundreds of contributing organizations worldwide. ScienceDaily's main office is in Rockville, Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C., and the web site is hosted on servers provided by

Dan has served as the senior science editor of The New Book of Knowledge, a 21-volume encyclopedia for elementary and middle-school students published by the educational division of Grolier Publishing in Bethel, Connecticut. He has also been managing editor of Current Science, a biweekly science news magazine for junior high school students published by the Weekly Reader Corporation in Stamford, Connecticut; science writer at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine; science information officer at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario; and reporter and later copy editor for the Kingston Whig-Standard -- Canada's oldest daily newspaper. In addition, Dan has freelanced for Chemistry magazine, a national publication for students, professional chemists, and anyone interested in learning more about the chemical sciences, published by the American Chemical Society. In April 2000, Dan joined the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, first as Senior Science Internet Specialist for the Office of Science Education at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Later, he became Web Manager for the Office of Communications and Public Liaison at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Michele has served as an eighth-grade science teacher at North Bethesda Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland. Previously, she taught fifth grade at Stone Mill Elementary School in North Potomac, Maryland; and earlier in Connecticut, she taught at Schaghticoke Middle School in New Milford and at Farmingville Elementary School in Ridgefield. She has also been education reporter for The Newtown Bee, one of the nation's few remaining independent weekly newspapers. Michele has served as a judge for annual educational software competitions at the national level sponsored by the Educational Press Association of America (EdPress). She has also judged several national middle school essay contests -- organized by the Weekly Reader Corporation's sister company, Lifetime Learning Systems. In 1998, she judged an essay contest in conjunction with HBO's award-winning "From the Earth to the Moon" television mini-series, directed by Tom Hanks. In 1999, she judged an essay contest in conjunction with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on the question: "How would you spend America's tax dollars?". Michele's specialization is in science education, although she has taught a variety of subjects including social studies and language arts. She also has a background in business education, as a former manager for Junior Achievement in Kingston, and in recreational and competitive sailing.