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. Astronomy

    Save the date: solar eclipse

    NASA will broadcast and webcast the next total solar eclipse Aug. 1, live from China

  2. Health & Medicine

    Promising HIV gel fails in latest trial

    Halted in trials, an anti-HIV gel is ineffective, but may not add to risk of infection, as previously thought.

  3. Health & Medicine

    To catch a cheat

    Drug test cheaters find quick fixes on the Web, but toxicologists aren’t so easily fooled.

  4. Physics

    Watching the northern lights form

    Scientists may have solved the mystery of what triggers the events that spark the northern and southern lights.

  5. Health & Medicine

    New HIV inhibitor

    A new HIV drug can, when combined with other therapies, suppress even the most drug-resistant strains of the virus that causes AIDS, scientists report in two papers in the July 24 New England Journal of Medicine.

  6. Space

    Makemake makes the list

    The International Astronomical Union announces name of a fourth dwarf planet.

  7. Life

    Magnetic sense linked to molecule

    Fruit fly experiments shed light on animals’ use of Earth’s magnetic field for orientation and navigation.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Insightful Light

    Raman spectroscopy may offer doctors, dentists and forensic scientists a better tool for molecular detection.

  9. Planetary Science

    Tasting ice

    Phoenix Mars Lander drills for ice.

  10. Space

    Wet, almost, all over

    The Red Planet held much more water than previously thought, and the wet environments had the potential to support life early in the solar system’s history, a new study suggests.

  11. Earth

    Recipe for an avalanche

    The start of an avalanche is more about the snow than the slope.

  12. Paleontology

    A wandering eye

    New look at fossils of primitive flatfish reveals how these fish evolved eyes on one side of their head