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 has won the AGU David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism and the Institute of Physics/Science and Technology Facilities Council physics writing award. She interned at Science News in 2009-2010.
Lisa Grossman's Articles
- News in BriefGalaxy surveys show the Milky Way lives in a vast cosmic void, which could help ease tensions between ways of measuring how fast the universe is expanding.
- NewsA measurement so precise Einstein thought it couldn't be done has demonstrated his most famous theory on a star outside the solar system for the first time.
- NewsJust a swish of the carbohydrates in an energy drink can increase muscle performance, a study suggests.
- NewsInspired by a classic particle physics experiment, researchers get water droplets to condense by shooting a light beam skyward.
- NewsPhysicists propose a method that could explain how birds’ magnetic-sensing organs work.
- FeatureLaser physicists have set their sights on new types of waves — manufacturing beams of sound, creating plasma swells and looking for ripples in spacetime.
- NewsTropical asphalt lake could be analog for extraterrestrial microbial habitat.
- NewsThe famous fragment of Mars, once proposed to hold signs of extraterrestrial life, is still pretty old. But the rock appears to have formed about 400 million years later than earlier analyses indicated.
- NewsReversed orbits among ‘hot Jupiters’ decreases chance of Earthlike neighbors.