Ben Richmond is a science journalist who writes about dinosaurs, outer space, and the origin of words for Vice magazine's Motherboard website. He has also contributed to The Believer, and writes for the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET). Ben has previously written Don't Bug the Insects, Why Is the Sea Salty? And Other Questions about Oceans, What Are the Three Branches of Government? And Other Questions About the U.S. Constitution, and Where Do Garbage Trucks Go? And Other Questions About Trash and Recycling in the GOOD QUESTION! series. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.