Meghan Rosen reports on a variety of topics at Science News, from camouflaged robots to feathered dinosaurs and stretchy electronics. Meghan graduated from the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012, after completing her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with an emphasis in biotechnology at UC Davis. At Davis, Meghan focused on figuring out how hormone-sensing proteins pitch into kidney and liver cancer. In addition to scientific publications, Meghan has written for the National Cancer Institute, ScienceNOW, Wired.com, and written and produced stories for KUSP, an NPR-affiliated public radio station in Santa Cruz.
Meghan Rosen's Articles
- NewsAfter lying dormant in Siberian permafrost for 30,000 years, the largest virus ever discovered is just as deadly as it was when mammoths roamed the Earth.
- Reviews & PreviewsMe, Myself, and Why is an ambitious effort to dissect the hodgepodge of genetic and environmental factors that sculpt people’s identities.
- NewsWith more social connections, people may be less inclined to take their own lives.
- NewsA paper strip uses nanoparticles to pick up evidence of tumors or blood clots in mice.
- Science VisualizedCoral polyps kick up a whirling vortex of water by whipping their hairlike cilia back and forth in the photography winner of the 2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
- How BizarreScientists have given ordinary fishing line and sewing thread a new twist. When coiled into tight corkscrews, the fibers can lift loads more than 100 times as heavy as those hefted by human muscles.
- NewsSimple guidelines keep machines hauling and placing bricks.
- NewsAn optical illusion in satellite data made forests appear to grow faster.
- News in BriefAdding wavy lines to glass reduces the material’s notorious brittleness.
- FeatureTiny tufts, rolls and crinkles in 3.5-billion-year-old rocks add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that cellular life got a relatively quick start on Earth.