Sofie Bates

Science Writing Intern, Fall 2019

Sofie Bates is the Fall 2019 science writing intern at Science News. She holds a degree in genetics from the University of California, Davis, as well as a master’s in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her writing has appeared in Science, Mongabay, Inside Science, and The Mercury News. As a science videographer, she has filmed and edited videos for Inside Science and The Mercury News.

All Stories by Sofie Bates

  1. Illustration of rhinoviruses
    Health & Medicine

    Disabling one protein might one day lead to a cure for the common cold

    Scientists have identified a protein in humans that some viruses, including those that cause colds, need to spread.

  2. cat rubbing up against owner's legs

    Cats may have ‘attachment styles’ that mirror people’s

    In a new study, 65 percent of felines formed secure attachments with their owners. Like people, other cats were ambivalent or avoidant.