Kate Baggaley

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

All Stories by Kate Baggaley

  1. Atlantic Coast leopard frog

    New frog species discovered in New York City

    A new frog species lives up and down the East Coast. It was discovered when ecologists realized its ‘ribbit’ was distinct from the calls of a lookalike species.

  2. Clostridium difficile
    Health & Medicine

    Harmless bacterium edges out intestinal germ

    Researchers treated C. difficile infections in mice with a closely related bacteria that blocks C. difficile growth.

  3. volcano Nevado Coropuna in Peruvian Andes

    Ice Age hunter-gatherers lived at extreme altitudes

    Two archaeological sites in the Andes indicate that hunter-gatherers inhabited extreme altitudes earlier than previously thought.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Poop-transplant pills treat intestinal infection

    Frozen capsules stuffed with healthy gut bacteria from donated poop fight C. difficile infections.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Impotence drug boosts insulin in some with diabetes

    A drug called yohimbine lets some people with diabetes secrete more insulin by stopping pancreas cells from binding adrenaline molecules.

  6. Camarasaurus, Diplodocus jaws

    Plant-eating dinosaurs coexisted by munching different vegetation

    Differences in skulls allowed sauropods to coexist in an arid landscape by enabling the dinosaurs to tackle different plants.

  7. marbled spinefoot rabbitfish

    Invasive rabbitfish team up to raze algal forests

    Tropical rabbitfish have expanded into temperate Mediterranean waters, where they destroy algae forests by gobbling both young and adult algae.

  8. monarch butterflies

    Monarch butterflies’ ancestors migrated

    The earliest monarch butterflies originated in North America and were migratory. Some of the insects later lost that ability as they moved into the tropics, a genetic analysis finds.

  9. brown anole lizard

    Even on remote islands, busy ports mean more invasives

    Islands with lots of trading ties are more likely to be colonized by invasive species, even when they are geographically remote, a new study of anoles reveals.

  10. stem cells

    Molecule boosts numbers of stem cells in umbilical cord blood

    A new molecule multiplies stem cells in umbilical cord blood. More blood-making stem cells could mean more effective transplants for people with blood cancers.