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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Astronomy

    No long, twisted tail trails the solar system

    The bubble that envelops the planets and other material in the solar system does not have a tail, new observations show.

  6. Planetary Science

    In ‘grand finale,’ Cassini spacecraft sets off on collision course with Saturn

    The Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere and disintegrate on Sept. 15, but is slated to do some solid science before its demise.

  7. Planetary Science

    Nitrogen fizz fuels ‘magic island’ on Titan, simulation suggests

    Nitrogen bubbles may be the source of the “magic island” on Saturn’s moon Titan.

  8. Planetary Science

    Bubbles may put mysterious fizz in Titan’s polar sea

    Nitrogen bubbles may be the source of the “magic island” on Saturn’s moon Titan.

  9. Planetary Science

    Food for microbes found on Enceladus

    The underground ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors an abundance of molecular hydrogen, which could be an important source of food if microbial life exists there.

  10. Planetary Science

    Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has company. Meet the Great Cold Spot

    A previously unidentified dark mark on Jupiter has been dubbed the “Great Cold Spot” because of its temperature and resemblance to the planet’s Great Red Spot.

  11. Astronomy

    Squabbles in star nurseries result in celestial fireworks

    Images from the ALMA observatory in Chile reveal that early days of stars can be just as fiery as their death.

  12. Astronomy

    Massive red, dead galaxy spotted in young universe

    A hefty red, dead galaxy may raise questions about how galaxies formed in the early universe.