Julie Rehmeyer

All Stories by Julie Rehmeyer

  1. Health & Medicine

    Pain type matters to brain

    Chronic back pain affects different parts of the brain than acute back pain does, magnetic resonance images reveal.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Milk Therapy

    Breast milk has long been known to be the best food for babies, but compounds in breast milk promise to be a tonic for many adult ills as well.

  3. Oceans reveal secrets of viruses

    Scientists have completed the first survey of virus DNA in oceans around the world.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Abated Breath: Serotonin problems may contribute to SIDS

    Babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome show abnormalities in the regulation of the chemical serotonin in their brains.

  5. Earth

    A Whale’s Tale: Puzzling marine compounds are natural

    Antique whale oil shows that some mysterious compounds that resemble DDT and PCBs are naturally produced.

  6. Planetary Science

    A sunrise view of Mars

    The first high-resolution images sent by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter support the notion that water once flowed across much of the Red Planet.

  7. Planetary Science

    Web Special: Clay magic on Mars

    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has just completed a week of picture taking from as low as 300 kilometers above the surface of the Red Planet.

  8. Math

    Messiness Rules: In high dimensions, disorder packs tightest

    In high dimensions, disorderly arrangements of spheres pack together more densely than orderly arrangements do.

  9. Earth

    Hot, Hotter, Hot: Climate seesawed during dinosaur age

    The climate during the time of the dinosaurs varied far more than scientists had previously thought.

  10. Earth

    Gassy Bugs: Microbes may produce propane under the sea

    Microbes deep under the ocean's floor could be the source of some ethane and propane found in sediments.

  11. Paleontology

    Flying with Their Legs: Hind feathers made primitive bird nimble

    The earliest-known bird had feathers on its legs that may have provided lift for flight, improving its maneuverability.