Meghan Rosen

All Stories by Meghan Rosen

  1. TEM of Zika virus
    Health & Medicine

    Antibody protects against Zika virus in tests in mice

    A new treatment for Zika relies on human antibodies and can help protect pregnant mice from the virus’s damaging effects.

  2. TEM of Zika virus
    Health & Medicine

    Antibody protects against Zika virus in tests in mice

    A new treatment for Zika relies on human antibodies and can help protect pregnant mice from the virus’s damaging effects.

  3. image of robot hand touching human hand
    Tech

    For robots, artificial intelligence gets physical

    Physical intelligence makes robots able to sense of the world around them.

  4. Fossil brain
    Paleontology

    First known fossilized dinosaur brain unearthed, scientists claim

    A dinosaur fossil that preserves brain tissue has been discovered for the first time, researchers announce.

  5. Microraptor
    Paleontology

    Early birds could achieve liftoff

    Early birds and other flying dinosaurs had the strong legs and wing speed needed to launch into the air directly from the ground, researchers argue.

  6. placoderm illustration
    Paleontology

    Ancient armored fish revises early history of jaws

    The fossil of a 423-million-year-old armored fish from China suggests that the jaws of all modern land vertebrates and bony fish originated in a bizarre group of animals called placoderms.

  7. ancient bird diagram
    Paleontology

    Birds’ honks filled Late Cretaceous air

    Oldest avian voice box fossil yet discovered belonged to a ducklike bird that lived during the age of the dinosaurs.

  8. SpaceShipOne
    Tech

    XPRIZE launched new kind of space race, book recounts

    'How to Make a Spaceship' chronicles the XPRIZE challenge that helped ignite the private space industry.

  9. Yoshinori Ohsumi
    Health & Medicine

    Deciphering cell’s recycling machinery earns Nobel

    The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his work on autophagy, a process that cells use to break down old parts for future use.

  10. false-color image of cells in minibrain
    Health & Medicine

    Zika virus infects cells that make bone, muscle in lab tests

    Zika virus infects embryonic cranial cells in lab-grown minibrains, potentially altering face and skull shape and brain development, and maybe even contributing to microcephaly.

  11. People in a hospital
    Health & Medicine

    Concern expands over Zika birth defects

    Infection with Zika virus in utero can trigger a spectrum of birth defects beyond microcephaly, and could potentially cause long-term health problems as well.

  12. baby with measles
    Health & Medicine

    Measles has been eliminated in the Americas, WHO says

    Thanks to wide-spread vaccination against the viral disease, measles has officially been declared eliminated from the Americas.