Claire Yuan

AAAS mass media fellow

Claire Yuan is the 2024 AAAS Mass Media Fellow at Science News. She is an undergraduate at Harvard University studying chemistry & physics and history of science. Before Science News, she wrote for her college newspaper, The Harvard Crimson.

All Stories by Claire Yuan

  1. Health & Medicine

    This python-inspired device could make rotator cuff surgeries more effective

    A new device, modeled after a python’s teeth and grip, could double the strength of rotator cuff repairs and prevent retearing after surgery.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Breastfeeding should take a toll on bones. A brain hormone may protect them

    The hormone CCN3 improves bone strength even as breastfeeding saps bones of calcium, a study in mice shows.

  3. Environment

    Federally unprotected streams contribute most of the water to U.S. rivers

    A 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ephemeral streams aren’t protected by the Clean Water Act could have sizable ripple effects, a study suggests.

  4. Tech

    This 3-D printer can fit in the palm of your hand

    Researchers developed a chip-based device for 3-D printing objects on the go.

  5. Paleontology

    The last woolly mammoths offer new clues to why the species went extinct

    The last population of woolly mammoths did not go extinct 4,000 years ago from inbreeding, a new analysis shows.

  6. Neuroscience

    Pain may take different pathways in men and women

    Sex differences in the function of nerve cells in mice, monkeys and humans suggest a new way to treat pain conditions.