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Ashley Yeager

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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.

Ashley Yeager's Articles

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    Genetic mutation quenches quantum quirk in algae

    Studying algae that can and cannot use quantum coherence to harvest light could lead to better organic solar cells and quantum-based electronic devices.

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    Exoskeleton helps paraplegic kick off World Cup

    A paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton has made the first kick at the 2014 soccer World Cup.

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    Rock made of plastic turns up on Hawaii beach

    A new type of rock made from trash could mark human's impact on Earth in the future rock record.

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    Bacteria linked to stress-induced heart attacks

    Bacteria may play an underlying role in heart attacks brought on by stress.

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    Anesthesia linked to effects on children's memory

    Undergoing anesthesia as an infant may impair a person's ability to recall details later in life, a new study suggests.

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    Wool pulled from sheep's genetic code

    Sheep's genetic sequence, comprised of 2.6 billion base pairs, offers clues to how the animals maintain extra woolly coats and when they evolved from other livestock.

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    Precision measurement of antimatter made

    The charge of antihydrogen atoms is essentially neutral, even out to eight decimal places, a new precision measurement made at CERN shows.

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    Irish potato famine microbe traced to Mexico

    The pathogen that triggered the Irish potato famine in the 1840s originated in central Mexico, not the Andes, as some studies had suggested.

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