Richard Stone oversees Science Magazine's international news coverage. From 2000 to 2012, he served as a foreign correspondent for the magazine, starting out in Cambridge, U.K., as Science’s European Editor and as a Visiting Writer at the University of Cambridge. The last stop on his overseas tour was Beijing, where he opened the magazine’s Asia bureau in 2007. He returned to Science’s home office in Washington, D.C., in early 2013.
Stone has been a Fulbright Scholar twice, in Russia in 1995-96 and in Kazakhstan in 2004-05, and he has visited North Korea six times and counting over the last decade for reporting on science in the Hermit Kingdom. He has contributed to Discover, Smithsonian, and National Geographic magazines, and is the author of the nonfiction book "Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant."