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
- NewsA new program mines mobile provider records for suspicious patterns.
- Culture Beaker
- NewsThe polymer cranium was made using a 3-D printer.
- NewsWith data from thousands of volunteers, researchers connect social media activity to personal traits.
- NewsNectar of some blooms carries the drug, which improves bee memory.
- News in BriefTaste-cell protein sends message to brain that tongue has detected sweet, bitter or umami flavor.
- NewsSignals transmitted from one animal to another seem to share information, but usefulness of findings questioned.
- NewsRaman spectroscopy allows forensics researchers to distinguish among dozens of lipsticks.
- FeatureUsing a technique known as 3-D printing, regular people can now make goods typically produced in huge quantities in factories overseas.
- NewsTwo-photon microscopy visualizes hair cells in the inner ear, offering insights into processes leading to deafness.