Carolyn is the Earth & Climate writer at Science News. Previously she worked at Science magazine for six years, both as a reporter covering paleontology and polar science and as the editor of the news in brief section. Before that she was a reporter and editor at EARTH magazine. She has bachelor’s degrees in Geology and European History and a Ph.D. in marine geochemistry from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She’s also a former Science News intern.

All Stories by Carolyn Gramling

  1. Wired for math

    The same neural circuits that adults use to perform complex calculations are already at work in preschoolers doing basic math.

  2. Astronomy

    Energy-Saving Space Engines: Black holes can be green

    Some seemingly quiet black holes are actually efficient engines that emit jets of high-energy particles.

  3. Ecosystems

    Antarctic birds are breeding later

    Rising global temperatures are causing Arctic birds to breed earlier in the spring, but for Antarctic birds, the reverse is true.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Building a Bladder: Patients for the first time benefit from lab-grown organs

    The humble bladder is now the world's first bioengineered internal organ to work in people.

  5. Awake and Learning: Memory storage begins before bedtime

    Although a good night's sleep aids memory storage, learning isn't a task that just happens overnight.

  6. Earth

    Uncharted Territory

    Ultraslow-spreading undersea ridges are giving oceanographers fresh insights into how Earth's crust forms.

  7. Earth

    Still Standing: Tsunamis won’t wash away Maldives atolls

    The December 2004 tsunami had little geological impact on the seemingly fragile coral-reef islands of the Maldives archipelago.

  8. Materials Science

    The art of the fold

    With DNA origami, researchers can make complex nanostructures.

  9. Earth

    Vesuvius’ Shadow: A major volcanic blast could threaten Naples

    When Italy's Mount Vesuvius begins to rumble again, nearby Naples may be in danger.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Low-protein diet boosts treatment

    A diet low in protein can improve the effectiveness of drug therapy and reduce the periods of the most debilitating symptoms suffered by Parkinson's disease patients.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Gender Gap: Male-only gene affects men’s dopamine levels

    A gene found only in men affects the brain's production of dopamine, a finding that may help explain why men are more likely than women to develop Parkinson's disease and other dopamine-related illnesses.

  12. Earth

    Closed pores mean more fresh water

    Less plant sweat means more river flow.