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. movie audience
    Chemistry

    Movie viewers’ exhaled chemicals tell if scene is funny, scary

    Changes in trace gases exhaled by movie audiences could point the way to a subtle form of human communication.

  2. Trigonopterus chewbacca
    Animals

    New species of hairy weevil named after Chewbacca

    A new weevil species,Trigonopterus chewbacca, joins the ranks of insects with a Star Wars moniker.

  3. gelada monkey
    Humans

    Gelada monkeys know their linguistic math

    The vocalizations of gelada monkeys observe a mathematical principle seen in human language, a new study concludes.

  4. Ancient Arthropod
    Animals

    Ancient arthropod kept its brood close

    A newly discovered ancient arthropod may offer clues on the evolution of parenting styles.

  5. P. damicornis
    Oceans

    Coral larvae feed on their baby fat

    Free-floating corals use their baby fat to survive.

  6. Ice blocks
    Materials Science

    New process encourages ice to slip, slide away

    Researchers discover new process for making durable ice-phobic materials.