After getting a PhD in chemical engineering, I wanted to work where science and engineering meet society. So I studied science journalism at the U. of California, Santa Cruz. I've written for Discovery News, New Scientist, ScienceNow and Nature.

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Jan 7, 2010 11:20 AM ET
Salt does a great job of keeping roads safe -- but at an environmental price.
Jul 28, 2011 03:00 AM ET
A half dozen of the most titanic volcanic eruptions in Earth's history might all stem from the same ancient reservoir.
Oct 14, 2010 03:00 AM ET
Bilingualism Good for the Brain. Learn more about Bilingualism Good for the Brain in this article.
Dec 6, 2010 03:00 AM ET
Plant-based plastics may seem like a good option, but making them is not such an environmentally-friendly process.
Sep 14, 2009 03:00 AM ET
Dangerous Pathogens Live in Showerheads. Learn more about Dangerous Pathogens Live in Showerheads in this article.
Jul 9, 2010 03:00 AM ET
Oxygen-starved waters that have persisted for more than a month in the Gulf of Mexico are likely due to the BP oil spill, researchers say.
Apr 16, 2010 03:00 AM ET
A drop in boat traffic and fishing may have contributed to a boost in dolphin births in the Mississippi Sound.
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