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Ashley Yeager

Web Producer, Science Ticker Blogger

Ashley Yeager joined the Science News team as web producer in August 2013, and she writes the Science Ticker blog. She worked as a science writing intern for Science News in 2008. Previously Ashley worked at Duke University, where she covered physical sciences and created multimedia content for the university's news office. She also handled social media for Duke Research, the university's science website. An astronomy enthusiast, Ashley previously worked as a public information officer for the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee and a master’s in science writing from MIT.

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    Titan's origins linked to Oort cloud

    The building blocks of Titan may have formed in the early solar system, not from a warm disk around Saturn when the planet was young.

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    Emperor penguin population could decline by 2100

    Emperor penguins’ reign over Antarctic sea ice could be in decline by the beginning of the 22nd century.

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    Safe salt could yield cheaper, more efficient solar cells

    Magnesium chloride could be the key ingredient for concocting efficient solar cells with cadmium telluride.

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    Tiny silica spheres put the disco in disco clams

    The electric effect in disco clams is actually the result of light scattering off tiny silica spheres.

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    Bacteria’s tail spins make water droplets swirl

    When bacteria band together, they can turn a fairly tame drop of water into a swirling vortex.

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    Wavy jet stream linked with extreme weather

    Extreme weather events have been linked with big waves in the jet stream.

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    Electrons' magnetic interactions measured

    Using characteristics of quantum mechanics, the minuscule magnetic interaction between two electrons has been measured.

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    Rosetta spacecraft is closing in on comet 67P/C-G

    The Rosetta spacecraft is still on track to pull up and park next to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in August.

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    Robo-fly steadies flight with onboard sensor

    Scaling a robot to the size of a fly and stabilizing its flight with onboard sensors offers clues to how live insects stay steady in mid-air.

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    How you bet is affected by your genes

    When betting, people's decisions are influenced by variations in a set of genes that regulate the brain chemical dopamine.

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