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
- NewsScientists survey the specific gravity of 25 marine critters.
- NewsScientists have created a new material that repairs itself when exposed to ultraviolet light.
- NewsStar students receive more than $530,000 in scholarships and prizes in the Intel Science Talent Search.
- NewsA new study finds that a particular microbe makes caterpillars susceptible to the insecticide.
- NewsA mathematical constant that emerges only in the unusual conditions of specific black hole systems has shown up in a simple Newtonian system.
- NewsNew research reveals another impact of fish farming on wild stocks.
- NewsWhether crop-based biofuels will reduce greenhouse gas emissions depends on how, and where, they're grown.
- NewsSouthern right whales learn where to eat from mom and may not seek new feeding grounds if these favorite restaurants go belly-up.
- NewsWhen angiosperms diversified 100 million years ago, they opened new niches for ants, plants and frogs.
- NewsChemical fossils in Precambrian sedimentary rock push back the first date for animal life.