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
- Culture Beaker
- NewsCells offload much of their nonessential work on enzymes that juggle a number of tasks.
- NewsA new filter that separates the two substances only using gravity could help clean oil spills.
- FeatureThe gas, primarily methane, is cheap and relatively clean. Because America is brimful of the stuff, harvesting the fuel via fracking could provide the country jobs and reduce its dependence on foreign sources of energy.
- NewsTwo-chamber nanowire device that quickly finds diagnostic molecules in blood could be a lifesaver.
- NewsExploiting a standard tool of art conservation can help police find painted-over bloodstains.
- NewsHydrogel treatment stimulates cell repair and blood vessel regrowth in pig experiments.
- Culture Beaker
- NewsResidents of two remote Peruvian communities appear to have survived infection by the deadly virus.
- NewsMajor hubs with far-flung flights are most efficient at launching pandemics.