Emily DeMarco

Emily DeMarco

Assistant Deputy News Editor

Emily DeMarco is the assistant deputy news editor at Science News. She earned an undergraduate degree in English from Furman University and has a master of environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Between her stints at school, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, where she worked on water quality and reforestation projects. Her work has also appeared in ScienceNOW and Inside Science, the online news service of the American Institute of Physics.

All Stories by Emily DeMarco

  1. Vredefort
    Earth

    Erosion has erased most of Earth’s impact craters. Here are the survivors

    Earth’s largest known impact crater measures 160 kilometers in diameter. The newest, yet to be confirmed, stretches a still-whopping 31 kilometers.

  2. scientists in a lab
    Science & Society

    Most Americans think funding science pays off

    About 80 percent of U.S. adults say that federal spending on scientific and medical research provides value in the long run, a new survey finds.

  3. NIH
    Science & Society

    New spending bill mostly boosts money for science research

    Here’s a quick look at how science agencies fared in the newly passed spending package.

  4. viruses
    Life

    Meet the giants among viruses

    For decades, all viruses were thought to be small and simple. But the discovery of more and more giant viruses shows that’s not the case.

  5. U.S. Capitol
    Science & Society

    4 questions about the new U.S. budget deal and science

    A new spending package could lead to U.S. science agencies getting a bump in funding.

  6. Montipora capitata
    Animals

    Fluorescence could help diagnose sick corals

    Diseased corals fluoresce less than healthy corals, and a new analysis technique can help spot the reduced glow.

  7. Anchorage quake damage
    Earth

    North America’s largest recorded earthquake helped confirm plate tectonics

    Henry Fountain’s 'The Great Quake' mixes drama and science to tell the story of the 1964 Alaska earthquake.

  8. ice shelves in western Antarctic Peninsula
    Oceans

    How deep water surfaces around Antarctica

    New 3-D maps trace the pathway that deep water takes to the surface of the Southern Ocean.

  9. map of next 15 total solar eclipses
    Astronomy

    Here are the paths of the next 15 total solar eclipses

    From 2017 to 2040, there will be 15 total solar eclipses. Here's a map of where to see them.

  10. blue chrysanthemum
    Plants

    Borrowed genes give mums the blues

    Scientists have genetically modified chrysanthemums to be “true blue” for the first time.

  11. Jupiter tropical zone
    Planetary Science

    See the latest stunning views of Jupiter

    Once every 53 days, NASA’s Juno spacecraft zooms past Jupiter’s cloud tops. A new sequence of images reveals the encounter from Juno’s viewpoint.

  12. budget document
    Science & Society

    Trump’s proposed 2018 budget takes an ax to science research funding

    Administration would cut total federal research spending by about 17 percent, according to a preliminary estimate.