Previously the interdisciplinary sciences and chemistry reporter and author of the Culture Beaker blog, Rachel has written about new explosives, the perils and promise of 3-D printing and how to detect corruption in networks of email correspondence. Rachel was a 2013-2014 Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT. She has degrees in botany and political science from the University of Vermont and a master’s in evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan. She graduated from the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Rachel Ehrenberg's Articles
- NewsConflicting results regarding the benefits of brain stimulation may be explained by the precise location of electrodes.
- NewsBackground checks work to prevent gun violence; concealed carry and stand-your-ground laws don’t. But lack of data makes it hard to make other links.
- News in BriefAnalysis of an ancient Greek amphitheater’s ability to carry sounds reveals overblown tour guide claims.
- NewsSounds reverberating through a kelp bed can be linked to environmental factors, suggesting a low-key way to monitor undersea communities.
- News in BriefAnalysis of the diversity of vowel sounds found in southern accents could help developers of speech recognition software.
- NewsRare hybrid protein that spans red blood cell membranes offers some protection against malaria.
- Science & the PublicThe March for Science may be the first of its kind, science historians say.
- NewsA new analysis rewrites the dinosaur family tree, splitting up long-recognized groups.
- Science & the PublicSoftware programs that predict where crimes will occur don’t eliminate bias; they exacerbate it.
- NewsPublic shaming or retaliation aren’t necessarily the best strategies in the world of cyber warfare, an analysis reveals