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
- FeatureXNA molecules join DNA and RNA in the genetic catalog.
- FeatureSocial media comes into its own as a tool and a subject for study.
- FeatureProsthetics and new therapies restore abilities to move, see, walk.
- NewsA nonlinear analysis explains how negotiations often turn on seemingly insignificant details.
- Culture Beaker
- NewsTiny device created with a 3-D printer employs heart cells to make it move.
- NewsCoated carbon nanotubes form the basis of this smart new material.
- NewsA new chemical setup creates clean-burning gas by mimicking plant photosynthesis.
- NewsResizing geographic areas by population gives more accurate view of 2012 election.
- NewsLayered nanomaterial shows how bulletproof polymers wrap around penetrating particles.