Science Writing


Wearable device can predict older adults’ risk of falling

A study showed that a wearable device can accurately predict the risk of falling in older adults. The research is a step toward improving preventative medicine and health care.

Scientist search for coral’s new home

Researchers want to increase the rate of coral regeneration by creating a new home for coral larvae: artificial structures that encourage larvae settlement and discourage the growth of competitor species.

The way microbes eat could explain their diverse yet stable communities 

A mathematical model could help scientists better understand an intriguing characteristic of microbial communities: their ability to achieve stability despite being so diverse.

Combating antiviral drug resistance with dynamic therapeutics

A group of researchers is approaching the problem of antiviral drug resistance with a new idea: what if antiviral drugs could evolve along with viruses?

Exploring new worlds: Kennda Lynch creates a career in astrobiology

Kennda Lynch is an astrobiologist exploring the possibility of life on Mars and what this means for human exploration to the planet.

Traffic visualization research to help cities make data-driven decisions

How does a bike lane influence traffic speeds? What happens when the speed limit is changed? A research project answers these questions through data visualizations.

Nature inspires Professor Girish Krishnan’s research in soft robotics 

An elephant’s soft trunk, a snake winding its body around a branch, a tree’s resistance to storms — these are some aspects of nature that inspire a professor’s robotics research.