Stephen Ornes

Stephen Ornes is a freelance science writer based in Nashville.

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  1. plants in boxes in a large greenhouse

    Cold plasma could transform the sustainable farms of the future

    Physicists have been working on ways to use the power of plasma to boost plant growth and kill pathogens.

  2. Mussels in a yellow bag

    To save Appalachia’s endangered mussels, scientists hatched a bold plan

    Biologists have just begun to learn whether their bold plan worked to save the golden riffleshell, a freshwater mussel teetering on the brink of extinction.