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
- News in BriefMice that can’t sense the two tastes find high sodium attractive.
- Culture Beaker
- NewsThe skeleton of Richard III reveals a violent and chaotic end for a controversial English monarch.
- NewsBy spitting out a molecule, a bacterium draws solid gold out of solution.
- NewsA comparison of internal and public reports about Pfizer’s drug Neurontin reveals many discrepancies.
- NewsA survey of 19 colonies suggests many may soon begin to shrink.
- NewsThe molecule swaps its biological role for a computational one, that of long-term data storage.
- NewsMetamaterials and math combine to produce a quick, cheap system.
- News in BriefResearchers at the meeting, held December 5-7 in Santa Fe, N.M., offer insight into spam blocking and sick leave.
- NewsThreads isolated from hagfishes' defensive goo demonstrate superior strength and flexibility.