Ivy Shih is a science writer, audio producer and illustrator. A former virus researcher, she now writes about all areas of sciences, from coconut cracking megabats to giant viruses. Her work has appeared in Nature, Cosmos and she is a producer on the the ABC astronomy podcast Cosmic Vertigo. She is editor of the 2022 The Best Australian Science Writing Anthology. She loves uncovering stories from museums and archives, and exploring the crossover between science and society.