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

    Not a ripple

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

  2. Planetary Science

    Shake, shake, shake

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

  3. Astronomy

    From planet to plutoid

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

  4. Health & Medicine

    Ineffective alternative

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

  5. Paleontology

    A mammoth divide

    Woolly mammoths roamed Siberia in two distinct clans, and the split between the groups, scientists say, is surprisingly deep, occurring more than 1 million years ago.

  6. Space

    Dispatch from Mars, Sol 9

    The Phoenix Lander's robotic arm scoops its first experimental sample, and scientists prepare to start their scientific studies on the Martian soil.

  7. Planetary Science

    Colliding moonlets

    New photos of collisions in one of Saturn’s rings provide a local lab for understanding the interactions that might shape young solar system formation.

  8. Space

    Making an impression

    In its seventh day after successfully landing on the Red Planet, the Phoenix Lander digs its first trench and is ready to start its ice-hunting.

  9. Planetary Science

    More than a pinch

    Water believed to flow on the Red Planet would have been too salty to foster life, scientists suggest.

  10. Humans

    Kavli prizes announced

    Perhaps Alfred Nobel has met his match. Or at least his coveted prize may have. Today, the NorwegianAcademy of Science and Letters announced its inaugural Kavli Prize laureates, named in honor of Fred Kavli. “The Kavli Prizes were created to recognize achievements in three exceptionally exciting fields, which we believe promise remarkable future discoveries and […]