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
- NewsCombination of friction and push propels snakes forward on flat surfaces.
- NewsScientists have revealed new details about the genes — and the goo — that enable luminescent bacteria to colonize their symbiotic marine partner.
- NewsResearchers have isolated and identified a muscle-destroying compound in some mushrooms.
- NewsScientists study the partnership between two atoms of beryllium, which chemical theory says shouldn’t exist.
- NewsProjects on smarter roundworms, glowing bacteria as pollutant detectors and the shared history of bees and nematodes take three top spots; Seaborg winner also named.
- NewsFlatworms, inflatable suits and alternatives to windmills make appearances at this week's international science competition in Reno.
- NewsHigh schoolers at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair probe the minds of distinguished scientists during a special Q and A
- NewsYoung scientists descend on Reno in hopes of winning scholarships and other prizes.
- NewsScientists are studying the strong and stretchy material in spiders, insects and even goats.
- NewsScientists get a closer look at the structure of mimivirus, the largest virus in the world.