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 BriefBone-eating worms produce chemicals to dissolve and feed on skeletons.
- News in BriefInspired by insect vision, camera with 180 linked lenses captures panoramic views.
- NewsDow drops follow weeks when more people search Google for ‘debt’ or ‘stocks.’
- Culture Beaker
- NewsLarger settings seem to promote segregation, simulation finds.
- NewsPolymer particles in the lake carry pollutants.
- NewsWomen tend to consider men with lengthier members more visually attractive.
- News in Brief3-D printed material resembles body tissue in form and perhaps function.
- NewsSimilar brain patterns emerge when seeing an object and conjuring it during sleep.
- News in BriefApart from Spanish tweets that blanket the area, non-English tweets cluster in neighborhoods.