Lisa Grossman is the astronomy writer for Science News. Previously she was a news editor at New Scientist, where she ran the physical sciences section of the magazine for three years. Before that, she spent three years at New Scientist as a reporter, covering space, physics and astronomy. She has a degree in astronomy from Cornell University and a graduate certificate in science writing from UC Santa Cruz. Lisa was a finalist for the AGU David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism, and received the Institute of Physics/Science and Technology Facilities Council physics writing award and the AAS Solar Physics Division Popular Writing Award. She interned at Science News in 2009-2010.

All Stories by Lisa Grossman

  1. Life

    Carried aloft, tiny creatures avoid parasites, sex

    Dry and blowing in the breeze, rotifers are safe from a deadly fungus — and perhaps from the vulnerabilities presumed to accompany asexual reproduction.

  2. Space

    Mars rover Spirit still running, but only in place

    Six years into its 90-day mission, NASA’s rover becomes a lander

  3. Chemistry

    New material sops up radioactive cesium

    Isotope catcher could safely store waste from power plants.

  4. Earth

    Tsunamis could telegraph their imminent arrival

    Telecommunication cables could give early warnings of giant waves.

  5. Life

    Snail in shining armor

    A deep-sea gastropod’s natural shield may offer ideas for human protection.

  6. Physics

    Just a stone’s throw forms a supersonic jet

    Objects hitting water can move air at the speed of sound.

  7. Life

    Alligators breathe like birds

    Tricky measurements of flow reveal that air moves through the animal in one direction.

  8. Space

    Saving the Earth with dynamical simulations

    A new model suggests how protoplanets kept a safe distance from the sun.

  9. Space

    WISE sees its first stars

    NASA's new infrared observatory is ready for action.

  10. Space

    Comets don’t all start out on the fringe

    A new model suggests that comets also come from the inner Oort Cloud and offers a way to resolve a massive problem about the early solar system.

  11. Space

    Parting Eta Carinae’s clouds reveals more clouds

    New images show the nearby star system's inner beauty.

  12. Space

    Plenty of black holes do-si-do

    Team finds 33 merging galaxies with 'waltzing' black-hole pairs, suggesting the phenomenon is more common than thought.