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. green icebergs
    Oceans

    Tiny bits of iron may explain why some icebergs are green

    Scientists originally thought the green hue of some icebergs came from carbon particles. Instead, iron oxides may color the ice.

  2. person sleeping in bed
    Health & Medicine

    Sleeping in on the weekend can’t make up for lost sleep

    Using the weekend to catch up on sleep is ineffective at making-up for lost sleep and offsetting the consequences to a person’s health.

  3. fishing spider eating a tadpole
    Animals

    What spiders eating weird stuff tell us about complex Amazon food webs

    By documenting rare events of invertebrates eating small vertebrates, scientists are shedding new light on the Amazon rainforest’s intricate ecosystem.

  4. honeybee and Wallace's giant bee
    Animals

    The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered after 38 years

    Researchers rediscovered the world’s largest bee living in the forests of an island of Indonesia.

  5. Moros intrepidus
    Paleontology

    A deer-sized T. rex ancestor shows how fast tyrannosaurs became giants

    A newly found dinosaur called Moros intrepidus fills a hole in the evolutionary history of tyrannosaurs, helping narrow when the group sized up.

  6. oil painting
    Chemistry

    Why some Georgia O’Keeffe paintings have ‘art acne’

    Tiny protrusions are from chemical reactions in the paint, say scientists who developed an imaging method that could help curators track the knobs.

  7. drinking water
    Tech

    A new 2-D material uses light to quickly and safely purify water

    A newly designed material uses only light to speedily remove 99.9999 percent of microbes from water.

  8. flooded road
    Climate

    2018 was the fourth-hottest year on record, and it’s getting even hotter

    Record-level rains and temperatures struck different regions of the world in 2018, the fourth warmest year on record.

  9. Kepler exoplanet
    Astronomy

    A space rock collision may explain how this exoplanet was born

    Simulations suggest a planet roughly 2,000 light-years away formed when two space rocks collided, supporting the idea that such events are universal.

  10. panda bear
    Animals

    Giant pandas may have only recently switched to eating mostly bamboo

    Giant pandas may have switched to an exclusive bamboo diet some 5,000 years ago, not 2 million years ago as previously thought.

  11. 3-D visualization chloroplasts fighting microbes
    Plants

    How light-farming chloroplasts morph into defensive warriors

    Researchers now know which protein triggers light-harvesting plant chloroplasts to turn into cell defenders when a pathogen attacks.

  12. Emperor penguins
    Animals

    Young emperor penguins brave icy, winter waters in their first year

    Young emperor penguins learn survival skills on their own, including how to navigate Antarctica’s icy winter ocean.