Meghan Rosen

All Stories by Meghan Rosen

  1. pregnant woman's belly
    Health & Medicine

    Zika infection late in pregnancy may be not so risky

    An early report out of Colombia finds no microcephaly in babies born to a group of pregnant women infected with Zika virus during the third trimester.

  2. Olympic flag over Rio
    Health & Medicine

    WHO: Very little risk that Brazil’s Olympics will speed Zika’s spread

    Olympics not likely to hasten international spread of Zika virus, according to WHO analysis that includes data from previous mass gatherings.

  3. Pygmy blue whale
    Animals

    Pygmy blue whales deepen their moans

    Sri Lankan pygmy blue whales are tweaking their calls — making one part deeper and keeping another part the same — but scientists can’t say why. The finding injects a new wrinkle in theories about blue whale calls.

  4. E. coli
    Life

    Bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotic appears in U.S.

    For the first time in the United States, scientists have reported a patient infected with a strain of bacteria carrying the gene mrc-1, making it resistant to the last-ditch antibiotic colistin.

  5. Britney Spears
    Psychology

    ‘Vocal fry’ makes female singers seem expressive

    Female singers who use vocal fry, the deep, creaky vocal effect made famous by pop stars like Britney Spears, may sound more expressive to listeners.

  6. Illustration of spacecraft flying by Europa
    Planetary Science

    Seismic experiment might reveal thickness of Europa’s ice

    Crashing an empty rocket fuel tank into the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, could help scientists figure out the thickness of the ice.

  7. zika watch 5/20
    Health & Medicine

    CDC tracking 279 U.S. pregnant women with possible Zika infections

    The number of U.S. pregnant women with evidence of Zika infection has climbed to nearly 300, and includes both women with and without symptoms.

  8. robotic perching insect
    Tech

    Insect-sized bot is first to both fly, land

    A tiny aerial robot nicknamed RoboBee uses static electricity to perch on surfaces midflight. The landing device could one day help robots conserve energy during search and rescue missions.

  9. mudstone fossil microbes
    Life

    1.56-billion-year-old fossils add drama to Earth’s ‘boring billion’

    Ancient multicellular eukaryotes big enough to be seen by the naked eye discovered in 1.56-billion-year-old rock in China may be an ancestor of modern algae.

  10. a field of corn
    Agriculture

    New analysis: Genetically engineered foods not a health risk

    No real evidence for health or environmental dangers of GE crops.

  11. zika watch
    Health & Medicine

    Mouse studies link Zika virus infection to microcephaly

    Three new studies in mice shore up the link between microcephaly and Zika virus infection.

  12. zika watch 5/11
    Health & Medicine

    This week in Zika: First mouse study proof that Zika causes microcephaly

    Three new studies in mice shore up the link between microcephaly and Zika virus infection.