Meghie Rodrigues

Meghie Rodrigues is a freelance science journalist based in Paraná state in southern Brazil, covering mainly Earth, physical sciences and climate change. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in science policy at the State University of Campinas.

All Stories by Meghie Rodrigues

  1. A photo of two baby pied tamarins lying on the back of an adult pied tamarin in a tree.

    In noisy environs, pied tamarins are using smell more often to communicate

    Groups of the primate, native to Brazil, complement vocalizations with scent-marking behavior to alert other tamarins to dangers in their urban home.

  2. Temple of the Feathered Serpent against a sunny backdrop

    Lasers reveal construction inspired by ancient Mexican pyramids in Maya ruins

    Archaeologists have uncovered structures in Guatemala that are remarkably similar to La Ciudadela and its temple at the ancient city of Teotihuacan.

  3. A man and woman wearing face masks greet a young boy walking out of a school where four people, also in face masks, are standing in the doorway
    Health & Medicine

    After vaccinating 95 percent of adults, a Brazilian city is returning to normal

    An experiment to vaccinate all adults against COVID-19 in Serrana shows that widespread immunization drastically cuts hospitalizations and deaths.

  4. volunteer waiting for vaccine at State School Jardim das Rosas
    Health & Medicine

    How a small city in Brazil may reveal how fast vaccines can curb COVID-19

    Almost all adults in Serrana, Brazil, got COVID-19 shots. That may help answer questions about how well vaccines will work to end the pandemic.