Rachel Ehrenberg

Previously the interdisciplinary sciences and chemistry reporter and author of the Culture Beaker blog, Rachel has written about new explosives, the perils and promise of 3-D printing and how to detect corruption in networks of email correspondence. Rachel was a 2013-2014 Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT. She has degrees in botany and political science from the University of Vermont and a master’s in evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan. She graduated from the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

All Stories by Rachel Ehrenberg

  1. Animals

    Peril of play

    A new study shows that playful 2-year-old chimpanzees may be particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases — some caught from humans.

  2. Agriculture

    A vanilla Vanilla

    The orchid that gives us vanilla beans has startlingly low genetic diversity, suggesting crops might be susceptible to pathogens, researchers report.

  3. Earth

    TNT buster

    A bacterium from Yellowstone could help break down TNT.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Microbes clean up mercury

    Researchers think a microbe could clean up mercury-laced Native American artifacts.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Lead’s legacy

    High levels of lead in the blood during childhood are associated with smaller brains and with an increased risk for violent criminal behavior, report two new studies.

  6. Ecosystems

    Better than a local lady

    Orchids lure male pollinators by mimicking the scent of out-of-town female bees.

  7. Humans

    ISEF winners announced

    More than 1,500 young scientists flexed their mental muscles this week at the world's largest high-school science competition.

  8. Humans

    Smells like teen science

    Some of the world’s brightest young minds spent the day explaining their research projects in a packed exhibit hall in Atlanta at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

  9. Humans

    Nobel inspiration for young scientists

    Tomorrow's science stars got to pick the brains of today's science giants during a question and answer session May 13 in Atlanta at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

  10. Humans

    Future scientists

    More than 1,500 high school students will gather in Atlanta to flex their mental muscles at the 2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

  11. Humans

    Science in the City

    The inaugural World Science Festival kicks off in New York May 28 and features a variety of events celebrating the role of science in all aspects of modern life, culture and the arts.

  12. Life

    The Arctic isn’t alone

    Insects and other animals that regulate their body temperature externally may be especially vulnerable as the world warms.