Sarah Schwartz

All Stories by Sarah Schwartz

  1. lizard in amber
    Paleontology

    Lizards locked in amber provide clues to reptile evolution

    Amber-encased lizard remains that date to 99 million years ago may shed light on the evolution of geckos and chameleons.

  2. child blowing a bubble
    Physics

    Bubble blowing gets scientific scrutiny

    A new study uncovers the basic physics of blowing soap bubbles.

  3. Mozart
    Psychology

    Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

    The Prodigy’s Cousin explores the baffling world of child prodigies and people with autism.

  4. mouse
    Genetics

    Dads pass health effects of stress on to sons, mouse study finds

    In mice, males exposed to repeated psychological stress developed high blood sugar — and so did their unstressed male offspring.

  5. Carbon honeycomb
    Materials Science

    New carbon cluster has high storage capacity

    A new carbon structure could store gases or liquids in honeycomb-shaped cells.

  6. plutonium pellet
    Chemistry

    After 75 years, plutonium is still NASA’s fuel of choice

    On the 75th anniversary of the discovery of plutonium, the radioactive element is still not a major source of fuel for nuclear power plants in the United States.

  7. Tech

    This roach-inspired robot can wiggle through tight spaces

    Cockroaches inspired a compressible, crevice-navigating robot.

  8. gas-sensing capsule
    Tech

    Pill measures gut gas

    A gas-sensing ingestible capsule tested in pigs could someday help doctors assess people’s gastrointestinal health.

  9. Genetics

    DNA may determine if you’re an early bird or night owl

    Morning people are more likely to have certain variations in their DNA, but less likely to have insomnia or sleep apnea.

  10. Genetics

    DNA may determine if you’re an early bird or night owl

    Morning people are more likely to have certain variations in their DNA, but less likely to have insomnia or sleep apnea.

  11. oil droplet shapes
    Chemistry

    Frozen oil droplets morph and shine

    Scientists can turn oil droplets into an array of crystalline shapes by manipulating the chemistry and temperature of the droplets’ surroundings.

  12. lab-made amyloid proteins
    Environment

    Converted milk proteins clean pollution, strike gold

    A new membrane uses sticky amyloid proteins to trap contaminants in water.