Cassie Martin is the associate editor at Science News. When she’s not reporting stories about coral reefs, dog genetics or astronaut poop, she edits the magazine’s Letters to the Editor section, fact-checks the news and works on the Science News in High Schools program. Cassie has a bachelor's degree in molecular genetics from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in science journalism from Boston University. Prior to Science News, she wrote for MIT, Harvard and elsewhere.

All Stories by Cassie Martin

  1. Prosecco vineyard
    Agriculture

    Prosecco production takes a toll on northeast Italy’s environment

    The soil in Northern Italy’s prosecco vineyards is washing away.

  2. Nancy Roman
    Astronomy

    Known as the ‘mother of Hubble,’ astronomer Nancy Roman dies at 93

    Astronomer Nancy Roman, the “mother of Hubble,” has died.

  3. ANITA experiment in Antarctica
    Astronomy

    These 2018 findings could be big news — if they turn out to be true

    Discoveries about fossils, the Big Bang and more could shake up the scientific world – if they turn out to be true.

  4. divers in a deep reef near Australia
    Animals

    Nearly 200 Great Barrier Reef coral species also live in the deep sea

    There are more coral species lurking in the deep ocean that previously thought. That could be good news for their shallow water counterparts.

  5. mouse embryo developing
    Life

    See these dazzling images of a growing mouse embryo

    A new microscope creates intimate home movies of mice embryos taking shape, and could shed light on the mysterious process of mammalian development.

  6. 1968 Hong Kong pandemic flu strain
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, a flu pandemic spurred vaccine research

    A half-century after the Hong Kong flu pandemic, scientists are getting closer to a universal vaccine.

  7. cheese found in Egyptian tomb
    Science & Society

    Cheese found in an Egyptian tomb is at least 3,200 years old

    Solid cheese preserved in an ancient Egyptian tomb may be the world’s oldest.

  8. two manatees
    Animals

    A ghost gene leaves ocean mammals vulnerable to some pesticides

    Manatees, dolphins and other warm-blooded marine animals can't break down organophosphates due to genetic mutations that occurred long ago.

  9. brachiosaur
    Paleontology

    Paleontologists have ID’d the world’s biggest known dinosaur foot

    Bigfoot has been found in Wyoming. It’s not a hairy, apelike creature; it’s a dinosaur.

  10. Akainacephalus johnsoni illustration
    Animals

    A new ankylosaur found in Utah had a surprisingly bumpy head

    The spiky, fossilized skull of a newly discovered dinosaur species may be a road map to its ancestors’ journey to North America.

  11. bottled water pickup site in Flint, Mich.
    Health & Medicine

    ‘The Poisoned City’ chronicles Flint’s water crisis

    A new book examines how lead ended up in Flint’s water and resulted in a prolonged public health disaster.

  12. Joseph Weber
    Astronomy

    In 1968, scientists thought they were close to detecting gravity waves

    Despite an unverified discovery in 1968, spacetime ripples remained elusive for nearly 50 years.