Science Writing


Jumping genes shed light on how advanced life may have emerged

A previously unappreciated interaction in the genome turns out to have possibly been one of the driving forces in the emergence of advanced life, billions of years ago.

Wearable device can predict older adults’ risk of falling

Scientists used a wearable device to accurately predict the risk of falling in older adults — a step toward improving preventative medicine and health care.

Scientists search for coral’s new home

Researchers are creating artificial structures that they hope will create a new home for coral larvae and increase the rate of coral regeneration.

Combating antiviral drug resistance with dynamic therapeutics

What if antiviral drugs could evolve along with viruses? A group of researchers is exploring this question to approach the problem of antiviral drug resistance.

Exploring new worlds: Kennda Lynch creates a career in astrobiology

A look at the career of an astrobiologist who is 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.

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