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. Health & Medicine

    SIDS and serotonin

    Study finds brain chemical deficiency causing sudden death in mice could be linked to SIDS

  2. Astronomy

    Impact may have transformed Mars

    Three teams suggest that a huge object slammed into Mars, giving the planet an unusually dualistic topography.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Pain, numbness, pain

    Some anesthetics not only cause a burning feeling when they're given, but can also increase the pain felt after surgery.

  4. Space

    Ice on Mars

    White stuff on Mars is water ice, Phoenix team confirms.

  5. Climate

    Now that’s abrupt

    Past abrupt climate change in the North Atlantic could have started as far south as China, scientists say.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Cooking cancer cells

    A new technique combining antibodies, carbon nanotubes and near-infrared light holds promise for treating malignancies, scientists report.

  7. Planetary Science

    Surprise found in comet dust

    Scientists find an odd mineral that could offer clues to the solar system's origins.

  8. Astronomy

    Visions of dirt

    Phoenix Lander gets first close-up of Martian soil.

  9. Astronomy

    Not a ripple

    Another null result for gravitational waves. But findings from LIGO still reveal new information about the Crab Pulsar.

  10. Planetary Science

    Shake, shake, shake

    Instrument succeeds in capturing first soil sample, allowing Mars Phoenix Lander team to begin scientific studies.

  11. Astronomy

    From planet to plutoid

    Pluto and its dwarf planet neighbors are christened plutoids, the International Astronomical Union rules.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Ineffective alternative

    The herbal remedy St. John’s Wort may not treat ADHD, a new study shows