Science In The News

Starting my first year in grad school, I began writing for Science In The News, an established Harvard outreach program. SITN has two blog divisions: Long-Form and Short-Form. I began and, so far, have stayed in the Short-Form division, first working as a contributor, writing monthly ‘Waves’ (~250word essays covering emerging science or viral news). Next, I progressed to assistant editor in my second year, editing my peers’ articles as well as writing my own. Below are links to all of my Waves between Fall 2016 and Summer 2018.

Beginning Summer 2018, I am now the Editor-in-Chief of SITN’s Short-Form division. I no longer write my own Waves, but I and my assistant editor (Chelsea Weidman-Burke, now a contributor at Massive Science) edit 2-4 Waves each week.

Articles I have written for Science in the News, in reverse chronological order:

Heat waves hurt your brain: the argument for window AC units
What does your grip strength say about your mental health?
Who lives in the Twilight Zone under the sea? 
Scientists have created sheep that are 0.01% human
Fish skin “bandages” rapidly heal burned bears and a mountain lion
In a sitting culture, our bones could be responsible for obesity
Dog owners rejoice! Dogs could be smarter than cats
Conservation spending proven to make a difference
Harvard and MIT are making tattoos to monitor your health
Could Zika become a treatment for brain cancer? 
Canadians bringing genetically modified salmon to their tables
Scientists draw from nature to build a material that is both stiff and tough—a rarity in material science
The war on malaria gets a new weapon: a toxic fungus
Genetically engineered viruses: a medicine of the future
Using your own DNA against you: Bio-control of coral reef pest might be possible
Scientists show predators could drive fish to colonize land
Researchers at IBM create triangulene, a magnetized molecule with unknown potential
A new medical implant might greatly reduce the risk of chemotherapy treatment
Slime molds are capable of passing on learned behaviors to new cell populations
Transfusing old blood into young mice aged their systems 
 Lakes formed by glacial melting may cause havoc on local communities  
Foldit players beat scientists in determining a protein’s shape

Last Updated: 1/10/2019