Today I say goodbye to an awesome gig as an intern for Chemical & Engineering News. It’s been an incredible experience, but I’m looking forward to my next chapter writing for the National Institutes of Health.
Check out my latest and very last feature story for Chemical & Engineering News on how some controversial evidence that turned up in a 4.1 billion year old zircon gemstones is stirring debate among geochemists about the origin of life.
I’m a few days late, but there’s never a bad time to learn about the science of all things spooky. In my C&EN’s latest Speaking of Chemistry, I discuss the chemistry behind legendary creeps like mummies, ghosts, and vampires.
And I must say–I’m particularly proud of this one because it was recently featured on a UFO-themed news site. Now that’s interplanetary recognition.
My latest piece for C&EN deals with a pretty common problem: hair loss. Researchers at Columbia University believe they may have found a new topical application for already FDA-approved drugs that seems to regrow hair on mice and on human skin grafted onto mice.
Check out my latest feature for Chemical & Engineering News to learn about how the brain changes during surgical anesthesia. Using electroencephalography, researchers have been able to match patterns to specific drugs.
I star in my first “Speaking of Chemistry” from the American Chemical Society by telling you all about what makes (most) flowers smell so very nice.
My latest piece for Chemical & Engineering News touches on one of my favorite topics: cows! But you don’t have to have a Heifer obsession like myself to appreciate this research; Penn State agricultural scientists added a compound to cattle feed that reduced their methane output. Because methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, this could be one more tool to combat climate change.
Check out my piece on polygraph for BU’s College of Communications student magazine, The Comment. Our theme this year was “secrets“! You can also read about my pal Shannon’s spiritual coming out story, the secret life of Boston’s (literally) underground rodent communities, and the hilarious Sarah Kenney’s confession of her apocalypse paranoia.