Jeremy Rehm

Science Writing Intern, Spring 2019

Jeremy was a science writing intern with Science News. Previously he worked for Nature Magazine and wrote stories as a freelancer for National GeographicScientific American and Science. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Sc.M. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Brown University, where he studied how bats control their wing shape during flight. He enjoys writing about science and society, ecology, conservation, biomedicine, bioengineering and occasional forays into space and planetary science.

All Stories by Jeremy Rehm

  1. Ecosystems

    War wrecked an African ecosystem. Ecologists are trying to restore it

    Bringing back big predators to Gorongosa, once a wildlife paradise in Mozambique, is just one piece of the puzzle in undoing the damage there.

  2. Microbes

    A global survey finds that the Arctic Ocean is a hot spot for viruses

    Scientists mapped virus diversity around the world’s oceans. That knowledge may be key to making better climate simulations.

  3. Earth

    Warm, dry winds may be straining Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf

    Wind-induced melting that occurred during the Antarctic autumn may be accelerating the Larsen C ice shelf’s collapse, which could raise sea levels.

  4. Health & Medicine

    NASA’s Twins Study reveals effects of space on Scott Kelly’s health

    Ten research groups studying the twin astronauts found long-term spaceflight can alter a person’s physiology and gene activity.

  5. Animals

    Tiny pumpkin toadlets have glowing bony plates on their backs

    Pumpkin toadlets are the first frogs found to have fluorescent bony plates that are visible through their skin under ultraviolet light.

  6. Materials Science

    Bacteria can be coaxed into making the toughest kind of spider silk

    Lab-altered bacteria have made a copy of a spider’s strongest silk strands, which could one day be used to make more sturdy materials.

  7. Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, drug abuse was higher among physicians than the public

    In 1969, physicians abused drugs at a higher rate than the general public — that’s still true today.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Edibles are tied to more severe health issues than smoking marijuana

    Most marijuana-linked cases at a Denver hospital involved weed smokers. But people who ate the drug were more likely to have heart or psych issues.

  9. Neuroscience

    Women have a new weapon against postpartum depression, but it’s costly

    The newly approved drug brexanolone simulates a natural hormone to alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression.

  10. Animals

    Meet India’s starry dwarf frog — a species with no close relatives

    The newly identified starry dwarf frog represents a new species, genus and potentially even a new family.

  11. Animals

    ‘Epic Yellowstone’ captures the thriving ecosystem of the world-famous park

    A new documentary series about Yellowstone displays the dynamic, dramatic and exciting ecosystem that thrives within the park’s gates.

  12. Life

    How helpful gut microbes send signals that they are friends, not foes

    Some beneficial gut bacteria use unique form of communication to let immune cells know that they’re friendly.