Rachel Ehrenberg covers interdisciplinary sciences and chemistry for Science News, so basically she gets to write about everything. A native of Vermont, Rachel double majored in botany and political science at her home state's school before heading to a graduate program in evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan. Perpetually distracted by science outside her chosen field, Rachel left Michigan with a master's degree to attend the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has written for newspapers, radio and done several in-the-field reporting fellowships. A Science News feature on whale strandings and sonar won Rachel the 2009 Science Writing Award for Journalists from the Acoustical Society of America. Rachel is on leave for the 2013-2014 academic year while she completes a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.
Rachel Ehrenberg's Articles
- FeatureThe king’s skeleton reveals fatal wounds.
- FeatureLake Vostok may harbor ingredients for a complex subglacial ecosystem.
- News in BriefFast ascent of molten rock could help scientists predict eruptions.
- News in BriefGirl, who was sacrificed, may have been sedated by alcohol, coca leaves.
- Culture Beaker
- NewsChemists encapsulate tiny objects using natural ingredients and easy, inexpensive process.
- NewsNew formula relates city size to infrastructure, productivity.
- News in BriefWild and obscure species provide resistance to deadly fungus.
- News in BriefWell construction and geology may both play a role in pollution.
- News in BriefWhen struck with light, retinal prostheses stimulate animals' visual cortices.