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. Pheidole drogon

    Newly discovered big-headed ants use spines for support

    Two newly discovered ant species provide new insights into spiny evolution.

  2. woman wearing cochlear implant

    Artificial hearing has come a long way since 1960s

    Scientists envisioned artificial hearing 50 years ago. Today, they are working to make it superhuman.

  3. Machairoceratops cronusi and Spiclypeus shipporum

    Two newly identified dinosaurs donned weird horns

    Two newly discovered relatives of Triceratops had unusual head adornments — even for horned dinosaurs.

  4. lab bioreactor used to grow bone graft
    Health & Medicine

    Stem cells from pig fat aid in growing new bone

    Scientists transform fat stem cells into bone and grow new jaws for minipigs.

  5. movie audience

    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.

  6. Trigonopterus chewbacca

    New species of hairy weevil named after Chewbacca

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

  7. gelada monkey

    Gelada monkeys know their linguistic math

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

  8. Ancient Arthropod

    Ancient arthropod kept its brood close

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

  9. P. damicornis

    Coral larvae feed on their baby fat

    Free-floating corals use their baby fat to survive.

  10. Ice blocks
    Materials Science

    New process encourages ice to slip, slide away

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