Tanya Silverman was BTR's Co-Editorial Director and Editor of Life & Times before leaving BTR in 2015
Tanya joined the BTR team in early 2013. She has been active in the professional writing field since late 2008, starting with freelance blogging for travel and pet sites. To date, Tanya has written and edited articles on anything from seasonal sculpture exhibits to animal behavioral studies to NYC street protests. Tanya has also worked as an English teacher in the US, Czech Republic, and South Korea. She graduated from Binghamton University in 2008 with a BA in History.
Currently, Tanya resides in Manhattan. She is an avid traveler who loves exploring foreign countries and domestic territories of all sorts. She documents some of these journeys in her personal travel blog, tanyastravels.com. Her other interests include hiking in forests, vegan cooking, visiting art museums, Czech culture, reading novels, and, most importantly, all things cat-related.
Synergy Week – Some predict that robophilia is the way of the future, while others argue against the ethics of sex robots. It’s hard to say for certain what year the practice could, should, or would eventually settle into society’s status quo--or by what terms tomorrow’s haters will bash it.
Mystery Week - In Sulawesi, Indonesia, researcher Jacob Esselstyn found something quite curious in his trap. A furry rodent possessed a pink snout resembling that of a hog; underneath, its lower incisor teeth were remarkably lengthy.
Mystery Week - It seems that for as much as we know, there is even more that we do not. Scientists may have discovered water on Mars, but is there life? We know there’s life on Earth, but how did it originate?
Fear Week - There are as many fears as there are people in the world--in fact, it may be fair to say there are even more fears than individuals since each person can be afraid of more than one thing. In honor of discussing our fears, some BTR staff members have faced their phobias to explain where they come from or why they feel such fright.
Bond Week - Anti-panda animosity looms amongst individuals critical of conservation efforts. While some argue that pandas exhibit poor dietary and sexual practices, others claim that the creatures are largely misunderstood.