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.
Rachel Ehrenberg's Articles
- Reviews & Previews‘The Revolutionary Genius of Plants’ challenges the brain-centered view of intelligence.
- Growth CurveEven very young toddlers like to help, a social skill that’s linked to later success in school and life.
- NewsPeople with type A blood are more likely to develop severe diarrhea from E. coli infections.
- Growth CurveGrowing up in an online world doesn’t mean that kids don’t care about privacy. Parents should keep this in mind when posting pictures of their kids to social media.
- Science & the PublicHoping to inject evidence-based science into policy, more scientists are putting their name on the ballot.
- NewsCompost is pinpointed as a source of plastic pollution, but environmental fate and effects unknown.
- News in BriefDuring a live musical performance, audience members’ brain waves get in sync.
- News in BriefParents’ presence or absence during a learning exercise determines whether their child is fearful later, or willing to explore.
- NewsConflicting results regarding the benefits of brain stimulation may be explained by the precise location of electrodes.
- NewsBackground checks work to prevent gun violence; concealed carry and stand-your-ground laws don’t. But lack of data makes it hard to make other links.