Kate Baggaley

Kate Baggaley was the fall 2014/spring 2015 intern at Science News.

All Stories by Kate Baggaley

  1. Bath salts
    Chemistry

    Designer drugs hit dangerous lows to bring new highs

    A surge in designer drugs, which emulate the highs of classic illicit substances with unpredictable effects, is keeping law enforcement busy.

  2. Brontosaurus
    Paleontology

    Brontosaurus deserves its name, after all

    Brontosaurus belongs in a genus separate from Apatosaurus, a new study proposes.

  3. A micrograph of a mouse's lungs
    Health & Medicine

    Pink blobs of hope in cancer-targeting quest

    Cancer drugs coated with plastic can reach a mouse’s lungs for targeted delivery, but steering the capsules to the right spots can be a challenge.

  4. Birth Control
    Health & Medicine

    Early birth control study probed effectiveness of pill

    A 1960s study probed birth control pills’ effectiveness for women. Researchers are still trying to make a pill for men.

  5. Environment

    Tampons: Not just for feminine hygiene

    Tampons soaked in polluted water glow under UV light, revealing detergent-filled wastewater in rivers.

  6. Dauberton’s bats
    Animals

    For bats, simple traffic patterns limit collisions

    Humans aren’t the only ones who follow traffic rules. Bats do it too, researchers report.

  7. Honeybee
    Environment

    Manganese turns honeybees into bumbling foragers

    Ingesting low doses of the heavy metal manganese disrupts honeybee foraging, a new experiment suggests.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Clean-up gene gone awry can cause Lou Gehrig’s disease

    Scientists have linked mutations on a gene involved in inflammation and cell cleanup to ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

  9. cardiac muscle cells
    Health & Medicine

    For heart repair, call RNA

    Mice regrow muscle cells after heart attacks if injected with molecules mimicking RNA involved in cell growth.

  10. cricket
    Animals

    A brain chemical tells when to fight or flee

    Crickets tally the knocks they take in a fight, and flee when their brains release nitric oxide to tell them they’ve had enough.

  11. ancient arthropod
    Paleontology

    How arthropods got their legs

    New fossils reveal how arthropods evolved branching limbs.

  12. cell voltage
    Neuroscience

    Electrical zap of cells shapes growing brains

    The electric charge across cell membranes directs many aspects of brain development, and changing it can fix certain brain birth defects.