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. Battle of the deer and eagle

    Camera trap solves mystery of deer downed without a trace.

  2. Materials Science

    Cornering the Terahertz Gap

  3. Sequencing the dead to save the living

    Genes tell stories of disease, of health, of parentage, all recorded in the chemical composition of DNA. But to many biologists, one of the most exciting tales that sequences of DNA letters can tell is an evolutionary one. And since evolution on its largest scale—the shifting cast of organisms populating Earth over the past few […]

  4. Astronomy

    Dead — but not duds

  5. Planetary Science

    Racing against the Martian winter

    With solid findings under its belt and the Martian summer waning, the Phoenix Mars lander perseveres in its study of the soil and sky of the planet’s arctic plain.

  6. Paleontology

    Dino domination was in the cards, maybe

    A new study finds that early dinosaurs coexisted with and were outnumbered by a competing species. Dinosaurs eventually reigned supreme anyway, but perhaps not because they were better.

  7. Neuroscience

    Highly wired

    Men’s brain tissue shows higher density of neuron connections than similar tissue from women.

  8. Earth

    Mammoth migrations

    Ancient DNA shows North American woolly mammoths migrated back to Asia and displaced Siberian mammoths.

  9. Space

    Cosmic heavyweight

    Astronomers discover the heftiest, most distant galaxy cluster, suggesting evidence for dark energy’s existence.

  10. Space

    Clashing clusters

    Two space telescopes capture the titanic collision of galaxy clusters in an image that shows dark matter separating from normal matter.

  11. Space

    GLAST good to go

    Gamma-ray telescope sees first light and gets a new name.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Amniotic sac not so sacrosanct

    Infections found in amniotic fluid may be more common than thought and may cause premature birth.