Leah Rosenbaum

Science Writing Intern, Summer 2018

Leah Rosenbaum was an editorial intern at Science News in the summer of 2018. She has two bachelor’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University in writing and public health. She is currently a graduate student at UC Berkeley, completing a combined Masters of Journalism and Masters of Public Health program, with a focus on infectious diseases and vaccines. Her freelance work has appeared in STAT News, Tonic (Vice), and Health News Review, among other publications. 

All Stories by Leah Rosenbaum

  1. shallow reef
    Oceans

    Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats

    Coral reefs in deep-water ecosystems may not make good homes for species from damaged shallow reefs.

  2. President Donald Trump
    Health & Medicine

    Publicity over a memory test Trump took could skew its results

    Many media outlets reporting on President Trump’s cognitive assessment test could make it harder for doctors to use the exam to spot dementia.

  3. booby chick
    Ecosystems

    Bird poop helps keep coral reefs healthy, but rats are messing that up

    Eradicating invasive rats from islands may help boost numbers of seabirds, whose droppings provide nutrients to nearby coral reefs.

  4. white rhino
    Animals

    Researchers create hybrid embryos of endangered white rhinos

    Scientists have made the first rhino embryos, providing a small glimmer of hope for the nearly extinct northern white rhinoceros.

  5. Treponema pallidum
    Health & Medicine

    Finally, there’s a way to keep syphilis growing in the lab

    Scientists have figured out how to keep a sample of the bacteria Treponema pallidum alive and infectious for over eight months.

  6. longhorned tick adult and nymph next to a dime
    Animals

    This invasive tick can clone itself and suck livestock dry

    The newly invasive longhorned tick, now found in four continental U.S. states, spreads human diseases in its native Asia. Here, it’s mostly a threat to livestock — so far.

  7. brain scan of cerebral atrophy
    Health & Medicine

    New studies add evidence to a possible link between Alzheimer’s and herpesvirus

    Researchers saw higher levels of herpesvirus in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, which may contribute to plaque formation.

  8. a painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) resting on vegetation
    Animals

    Each year painted lady butterflies cross the Sahara — and then go back again

    Painted ladies migrate the farthest of any butterfly.

  9. lightning at Jupiter's pole
    Astronomy

    On Jupiter, lightning flashes from storms swirling at the poles

    After almost 40 years, scientists have discovered that Jupiter has lightning that is similar to lightning on Earth — it just happens in a different place.

  10. researchers with a narwhal
    Animals

    Here’s what narwhals sound like underwater

    Scientists eavesdropped while narwhals clicked and buzzed. The work could help pinpoint how the whales may react to more human noise in the Arctic.

  11. two northern quolls
    Animals

    In a conservation catch-22, efforts to save quolls might endanger them

    After 13 generations isolated from predators, the endangered northern quoll lost its fear of them.

  12. woman with headache
    Health & Medicine

    What we know — and don’t know — about a new migraine drug

    A migraine prevention drug was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But some questions about the therapy remain.