Ashley Yeager is the associate news editor at Science News. Previously, she worked at The Scientist, where she was an associate editor for nearly three years. She has also worked as a freelance editor and writer, and as a writer at the Simons Foundation, Duke University and the W.M. Keck Observatory. She was the web producer for Science News from 2013 to 2015, and was an intern at the magazine in the summer of 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master’s degree in science writing from MIT. Her book, Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter and Beyond, on the life of astronomer Vera Rubin, will be published by MIT Press in August.

All Stories by Ashley Yeager

  1. Larsen C ice shelf
    Earth

    Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf is within days of completely cracking

    The crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf grew another 17 kilometers between May 25 and May 31, 2017 and is at risk of breaking off a massive iceberg.

  2. WISE satellite
    Planetary Science

    Citizen scientists join the search for Planet 9

    Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, a citizen science project, lets space enthusiasts search for undiscovered objects in the sky, including a hypothesized planet at the far reaches of the solar system.

  3. simulation of magnetic fields on HAT-P 7b
    Astronomy

    Magnetism disrupts winds on ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanet

    Simulations of HAT-P 7b’s magnetic field give clues to why the exoplanet’s winds blow both east and west.

  4. Jupiter
    Planetary Science

    Juno spacecraft reveals a more complex Jupiter

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back unexpected details about Jupiter, giving scientists their first intimate look at the giant planet.

  5. TRAPPIST 1 system
    Planetary Science

    TRAPPIST-1’s seventh planet is a chilly world

    Follow-up observations of TRAPPIST-1 and its seven planets reveals details about the outermost one.

  6. TRAPPIST 1 system
    Planetary Science

    TRAPPIST-1’s seventh planet is a chilly world

    Follow-up observations of TRAPPIST-1 and its seven planets reveals details about the outermost one.

  7. Trees in Berlin
    Environment

    When it’s hot, plants become a surprisingly large source of air pollution

    During a heat wave, trees and shrubs can sharply raise ozone levels, a new study shows.

  8. HAT-P-26b illsutration
    Planetary Science

    Watery exoplanet’s skies suggest unexpected origin story

    Compared with Neptune, HAT-P-26b’s atmosphere has few heavy elements, suggesting it formed differently than the ice giants in Earth’s solar system.

  9. illustration of Beibeilong sinensis
    Paleontology

    ‘Baby Louie’ dinosaur identified as a new species

    A fossil embryo known as Baby Louie has been identified as a new species of dinosaur called Beibeilong sinensis.

  10. comet 67P
    Planetary Science

    Oxygen on comet 67P might not be ancient after all

    Molecular oxygen detected around comet 67P may not be a relic of the solar system’s birth. Instead, it may be generated by interactions of water, the solar wind and the comet’s surface.

  11. famous architecture images
    Tech

    New printer creates color by shaping nanostructures

    Researchers developed the structure-based color printing technique as an alternative to ink-based printing, in which colors fade with time.

  12. Saturn's atmosphere
    Planetary Science

    Cassini’s ring dive offers first close-up of Saturn’s cloud tops

    Cassini has completed its first dive between Saturn and its rings. Along the way, it snapped stunning pics of the planet’s atmosphere.