Jennifer Leman

Science Writing Intern, Fall 2018

Jennifer Leman was the fall 2018 science writing intern at Science News

All Stories by Jennifer Leman

  1. Life

    Bloodthirsty bedbugs have feasted on prey for 100 million years

    Research sheds light on the evolutionary history of the bloodsucking bedbugs. The first species evolved at least as early as the Cretaceous, scientists say.

  2. Earth

    Five explosive things the 2018 eruption taught us about Kilauea

    Kilauea’s 2018 eruption allowed volcanologists a clear window into the processes that have shaped and influenced the world’s most watched volcano.

  3. Astronomy

    Bennu and Ryugu look like spinning tops and scientists want to know why

    The first high-resolution images of Bennu confirm that the asteroid looks very similar to the asteroid Ryugu.

  4. Earth

    Here’s what was surprising about Kilauea’s 3-month-long eruption

    Researchers revealed new insight into the Hawaiian volcano’s most recent eruption.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Baboons survive 6 months after getting a pig heart transplant

    A team of German scientists used new methods to successfully transplant genetically modified and fully functioning pig hearts into baboons.

  6. Environment

    An acid found in soil may make a disease killing deer less infectious

    An incurable neurodegenerative disease crippling North American deer, elk and moose may be thwarted by an organic soil compound.

  7. Earth

    A new algorithm could help protect planes from damaging volcanic ash

    A computer program that tracks the temperature and height of clouds in the atmosphere could keep planes away from volcanic ash.

  8. Plants

    Cactus spine shapes determine how they stab victims

    The shapes of cactus spines influence how they poke passersby.

  9. Animals

    Sound-absorbent wings and fur help some moths evade bats

    Tiny ultrathin scales on some moth wings absorb sound waves sent out by bats on the hunt.

  10. Environment

    Car tires and brake pads produce harmful microplastics

    Scientists surveyed tiny airborne plastics near German highways and found that bits of tires, brake pads and asphalt make up most of the particles.

  11. Earth

    These tiny, crackly bubbles are a new type of volcanic ash

    Scientists have identified a new type of volcanic ash made up of millimeter-long spheres with a crackled surface.

  12. Astronomy

    Hubble has been busy since coming back online

    Since getting back to work on October 26, the Hubble Space Telescope has been studying red dwarf flares, among other celestial objects.