Meghan Rosen

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  1. Qian Chen
    Materials Science

    Qian Chen makes matter come alive

    Materials scientist Qian Chen is coaxing nanomaterials to self-assemble in new and unexpected ways.

  2. illustration of pterosaurs
    Paleontology

    Pterosaurs weren’t all super-sized in the Late Cretaceous

    A 77-million-year-old flying reptile may be the smallest pterosaur of the Late Cretaceous.

  3. illustration of Storr Lochs Monster
    Paleontology

    Jurassic ichthyosaur dubbed ‘Storr Lochs Monster’ unveiled

    A rare, 170-year-old skeleton discovered in Scotland is one of the best-preserved ichthyosaur fossils from the Middle Jurassic.

  4. polyester, cotton, nanoPE
    Materials Science

    High-tech cloth could make summer days a breeze

    A plastic material like kitchen cling wrap may be the next big thing in high-tech clothing. The fabric lets heat pass through, but blocks visible light, making it opaque enough to wear.

  5. bagpipes
    Health & Medicine

    Clean inside those bagpipes — and trumpets and clarinets

    Bagpipes’ moist interiors may be the perfect breeding ground for yeasts and molds.

  6. mouse brain
    Health & Medicine

    Zika kills brain cells in adult mice

    Zika virus may harm more than babies: The virus can infect and kill brain cells in adult mice, too.

  7. patient doing VR
    Neuroscience

    Mix of brain training, physical therapy can help paralyzed patients

    Long-term training with brain-machine interface helps people paralyzed by spinal cord injuries regain some feeling and function.

  8. Gualicho
    Paleontology

    T. rex look-alike unearthed in Patagonia

    A new dinosaur species discovered in Patagonia has the runty forearms of a Tyrannosaurus rex, but is not closely related to the gigantic predator.

  9. Lab work
    Health & Medicine

    Zika vaccines work in rhesus monkeys

    Three vaccines can protect rhesus monkeys from infection with Zika. One of them fended off viral strains from both Brazil and Puerto Rico.

  10. rat running on a wheel
    Neuroscience

    Running doesn’t make rats forgetful

    Running doesn’t seem to wipe out old memories in rats, concludes a new study that contradicts earlier reports suggesting that exercise does actually help old memories fade and new memories form — in other rodents.

  11. zika map
    Health & Medicine

    Zika-carrying mosquitoes eluding control efforts in Miami

    Florida adds 10 new cases of locally acquired Zika infection, prompting the CDC to issue travel warning for pregnant women. Mosquitoes in Miami may be resistant to insecticides.

  12. zika map
    Health & Medicine

    Mosquitoes in Florida now spreading Zika virus, health officials warn

    Florida adds 10 new cases of locally acquired Zika infection, prompting the CDC to issue travel warning for pregnant women. Mosquitoes in Miami may be resistant to insecticides.