Student Articles

The SciCom Class of 2017 (l-r): Devika G. Bansal, Yasemin Saplakoglu, Ula Chrobak, Aylin Woodward, Sarah McQuate, Sukee Bennett, Sarah Derouin, Teresa L. Carey, Emma Hiolski. Photo: Lisa Strong

The SciCom program focuses on assigning dozens of real stories to each student, edited by professional journalists. Our students publish local, regional, and national news articles, press releases, and radio reports throughout the school year at part-time internships and during the summer at full-time internships. Many course assignments, freelance pitches, or stories from national conferences also lead to publications. These rich portfolios help our graduates land jobs quickly. Here are selected student stories from the last 12 months.


"Gold nanomesh creates a breathable electronic skin" by Emma Hiolski (Chemical & Engineering News, July 24, 2017)

"Is the ground beneath the Stanford campus listening to you?" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, July 24, 2017)

"Will banning trade in fins help endangered sharks? Experts are divided" by Ula Chrobak and Sukee Bennett (Mongabay, July 21, 2017)

"Baby salmon with 'old' DNA more likely to survive epic migration" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 21, 2017)

"Immune-Cell Numbers Predict Response to Combination Immunotherapy in Melanoma" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, July 20, 2017)

"Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 20, 2017)

"For the Elderly, Physical Therapy Can Help Straighten a Hunched Back" by Sukee Bennett (UC San Francisco news office, July 19, 2017)

"See the 'tuskers' hunting woolly mammoths in Siberian permafrost" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 19, 2017)

"Ancient, massive asteroid impact could explain Martian geological mysteries" by Ula Chrobak (CU Boulder news office, July 18, 2017)

"Is picking edible weeds off the streets the next foodie trend?" (with video) by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, July 16, 2017)

"Tiny Cellular Antennae Key to Fat Formation in Muscle" by Devika G. Bansal (UC San Francisco news office, July 13, 2017)

"Online harassment is on the rise—but no one can agree what it is" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 11, 2017)

"With San Clemente Dam gone, are steelhead trout about to make a comeback on the Carmel River?" by Teresa L. Carey (San Jose Mercury News, July 7, 2017)

"Google Searches Could Help Track Cander Incidence, Mortality" by Sukee Bennett (UC San Francisco news office, July 7, 2017)

"Toilet to tap? Some in drought-prone California say it's time" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, July 5, 2017)

"Sound Recorders Track Seabirds by the Seashore" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, July 5, 2017)

"We may have mated with Neanderthals more than 219,000 years ago" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, July 4, 2017)

"Birds play sick jungle beat with drumsticks they make themselves" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, June 28, 2017)

"Researchers use long-read genome sequencing for first time in a patient" by Emma Hiolski (Stanford School of Medicine, June 22, 2017)

"All-American eclipse has Californians stirring with excitement" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, June 20, 2017)

"'Change from Within' Highlights Diversity Efforts at UCSC" (video) by Aylin Woodward and Sarah McQuate (American Astronomical Society, June 20, 2017)

"Ancient Practice of Eating Soil Might Pose Risks to Unborn Babies" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, June 7, 2017)

"Stanford engineer's space robot technology helps self-driving cars and drones on Earth" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, June 6, 2017)

"Profile: Alison Galloway, Speaker for the Dead" by Aylin Woodward (Forensic Magazine, June 14, 2017)

"Big Sur's lonely redwoods are key to saving the species threatened by climate change" by Aylin Woodward, with video by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, June 7, 2017)

"Innovation Transfer Program helps students make sustainable energy ideas a reality" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, June 6, 2017)

"Burden of care for elderly afflicted with dementia falls mostly on women" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, June 6, 2017)

"Neuroscientists rethink how the brain recognizes faces" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, June 1, 2017)

"Robot revolutionizes knee replacement surgery" (with video) by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, May 31, 2017)

"Creepy Fish Provides Window into Ocean's Mysterious Twlight Zone" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, May 31, 2017)

"California creatures thriving after record winter rains" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, May 27, 2017)

"Cal rugby player moves toward recovery after life-changing spinal injury" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, May 24, 2017)

"Mysterious flashes on satellite images of Earth explained" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, May 18, 2017)

"In study, female OB/GYNs less likely than males to receive top patient satisfaction scores" by Emma Hiolski (Stanford Medicine SCOPE blog, May 17, 2017)

"Native plants help San Jose boost urban farm crops" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, May 11, 2017)

"Fossil of oldest known baleen-whale relative unearthed in Peru" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, May 11, 2017)

"Allergies stuffing up Bay Area, as rainy winter fuels revenge of the pollen" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, May 10, 2017)

"Waves surge in opposite directions around Io's largest lava lake" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, May 10, 2017)

"How Building a Wall Can Save a Forest" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, May 9, 2017)

"Noise pollution is invading even the most protected natural areas" by Ula Chrobak (Science, May 4, 2017)

"Human noise in US parks threatens wildlife" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, May 4, 2017)

"Lasers shed light on the inner workings of the giant larvacean" by Teresa L. Carey (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, May 3, 2017)

"Researchers seek adults with peanut allergies for studies" by Emma Hiolski (Stanford School of Medicine, May 3, 2017)

"Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, May 2, 2017)

"3-D rendering reveals secrets of bird flight" (with video) by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, May 1, 2017)

"With a Little Help from My Friends" by Aylin Woodward (Scientific American, May 1, 2017)

"Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Stanford researchers develop new wave of electronics" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, May 1, 2017)

"Bay Area twins beat young adult cancer, together" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, April 28, 2017)

"The giant larvacean Bathochordaeus" (YouTube video) by Teresa L. Carey (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, April 28, 2017)

"Patients can teach the next generation of doctors, experts at Stanford Medicine X Ed say" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, April 23, 2017)

"To save forests, cut some trees down, scientists say" by Ula Chrobak (Science, April 21, 2017)

"New Stanford course tackles designing for people with disabilities" by Sarah Derouin (Stanford News Service, April 21, 2017)

"Careful Crop Selection Near Airports Could Reduce Bird Strikes" by Teresa L. Carey (Inside Science News Service, April 21, 2017)

"What all those scientists on Twitter are really doing" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, April 20, 2017)

"Mosquitoes ready to invade the Bay Area" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, April 20, 2017)

"Digital archive of antique wax figures becomes a teaching tool" by Devika G. Bansal (Stanford School of Medicine, April 19, 2017)

"USGS finds vast reserves of salty water underground in California" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, April 15, 2017)

"How lizards get their spots" by Sarah McQuate (Nature, April 12, 2017)

"Why do shoelaces untie themselves? This team may have the answer" by Ula Chrobak (Science, April 11, 2017)

"At San Francisco's Exploratorium, once-budding topic of cannabis goes mainstream" (with video) by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, April 7, 2017)

"New nano devices could withstand extreme environments in space and on earth" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, March 28, 2017)

"Boulder Creek: Rain and resilience in one of the state's wettest towns" by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, March 24, 2017)

"Initial hospital costs for gunshot wounds just 'tip of the iceberg'" by Devika G. Bansal (Stanford School of Medicine, March 21, 2017)

"Roller derby at a crossroads: Bye-bye fish nets, hello ESPN" by Aylin Woodward (San Jose Mercury News, March 17, 2017)

"UC Santa Cruz professor fights insects with sound" by Ula Chrobak (Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 17, 2017)

"Study: Marijuana use increases risks of stroke, heart failure" by Sukee Bennett and Aylin Woodward (San Jose Mercury News, March 16, 2017)

"Biological version of malware reverses antibiotic resistance in TB" by Emma Hiolski (Science, March 16, 2017)

"Study Finds That Coastal Wetlands Excel at Storing Carbon" by Sarah Derouin (Eos, March 16, 2017)

"What's killing bees? Young and old yearn to know" by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, March 14, 2017)

"Study finds sediment-rich streams are more dynamic" by Ula Chrobak (Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 13, 2017)

"Your brain fills gaps in your hearing without you realising" by Aylin Woodward (New Scientist, March 10, 2017)

"Older people are just as good at judging music as younger adults" by Devika G. Bansal (New Scientist, March 7, 2017)

"Yellow taxis safer than blue ones, study concludes" by Emma Hiolski (Science, March 6, 2017)

"The beadnik: Polly Fordyce uses something tiny to do something big" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine, March 6, 2017)

"Stubborn wasp queens pass their personality on to their colony" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (New Scientist, March 3, 2017)

"California snowpack is almost double normal level" by Aylin Woodward and Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, March 1, 2017)

"NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid" by Aylin Woodward (San Jose Mercury News, February 25, 2017)

"Local young scientists in training share polar projects" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Monterey Herald, February 24, 2017)

"Overlooked Data Source Improves Quake Intensity Maps" by Sarah Derouin (Eos, February 20, 2017)

"Curiosity—not just knowledge—about science influences public perceptions about vaccines, climate change" by Teresa L. Carey (Science, February 19, 2017)

"New gene drive technology could wipe out malaria, but is it safe?" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Science, February 19, 2017)

"How to protect Europa from earthlings" by Aylin Woodward (Science, February 18, 2017)

"When long-lived oysters roamed Earth" by Sarah McQuate (Science, February 18, 2017)

"Santa Cruz Doctor Close to a Cure for Deadly Mushroom Poisoning" by Teresa L. Carey (KAZU public radio, February 16, 2017)

"Fat tissue can 'talk' to other organs, paving way for possible treatments for diabetes, obesity" by Emma Hiolski (Science, February 16, 2017)

"Needless shocks from heart devices can trigger extra health costs" by Devika G. Bansal (Stanford School of Medicine, February 14, 2017)

"Scientists develop 'lab on a chip' that costs 1 cent to make" by Devika G. Bansal (Stanford School of Medicine, February 6, 2017)

"For calmer chickens, bathe eggs in light" by Aylin Woodward (Science News, February 6, 2017)

"Desalination of aquifers offers drought-weary California new hope" by Devika G. Bansal (San Jose Mercury News, February 5, 2017)

"Reprogrammed skin cells shrink brain tumors in mice" by Emma Hiolski (Science, February 1, 2017)

"Surfboards with a literary connection" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Monterey Herald, February 1, 2017)

"Déja Vu? Ocean Warmth Melted Ancient West Antarctic Ice Shelf" by Sarah Derouin (Eos, January 30, 2017)

"Otter populations reach a new high, but great white sharks keep their numbers at bay" by Sukee Bennett (San Jose Mercury News, January 29, 2017)

"Young girls are less likely to believe their gender is brilliant as they age" by Emma Hiolski (Science, January 26, 2017)

"How to Crochet a Coral Reef—and Why" by Sarah Derouin (Scientific American, January 11, 2017)

"Am I Addicted to Climbing Rocks?" by Ula Chrobak (Scientific American, January 9, 2017)

"The Secret Lives of Marine Mammal Microbes" by Emma Hiolski (Scientific American, January 6, 2017)

"The Science of Barefoot Running: A Personal Journey" by Aylin Woodward (Scientific American, January 5, 2017)

"Bringing Back the Nassau Grouper" by Teresa L. Carey (Scientific American, January 5, 2017)

"Pinpointing the Trigger Behind Yellowstone's Last Supereruption" by Aylin Woodward (Eos, January 4, 2017)

"New Way to Gauge Lightning's Role in Ozone Formation" by Sarah McQuate (Eos, January 3, 2017)

"Stanford program brings science mentors to San Jose high school" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, December 30, 2016)

"Elephant seals: Año Nuevo's long-distance swimmers" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (San Jose Mercury News, December 28, 2016)

"Unifying Ocean Data into One Searchable Set" by Devika G. Bansal (Eos, December 27, 2016)

"Why Are Juvenile Crabs Hitching Rides on Sea Pigs?" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Scientific American, December 26, 2016)

"Frustrated scientists turn to online sites for research money" by Sarah Derouin (San Jose Mercury News, December 17, 2016)

"Freezing Mars's Core—in the Lab" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Eos, December 16, 2016)

"Can Data Extracted from Twitter Help Map Flood Hazards?" by Teresa L. Carey (Eos, December 16, 2016)

"Humpback whales' 'humanitarian' tendencies might not be as selfless" by Sarah McQuate (San Jose Mercury News, December 16, 2016)

"Birds Flock to Areas of Good Weather Across the United States" by Devika G. Bansal (Eos, December 14, 2016)

"A Date Under the Stars? Maybe Not with Aerosol Injection" by Sarah McQuate (Eos, December 14, 2016)

"How Do Trees Respond to Climate Change? Clues from an Arboretum" by Ula Chrobak (Eos, December 13, 2016)

"Why tiny insects are tearing up Sierra forests" by Ula Chrobak (San Jose Mercury News, December 13, 2016)

"DNA in wastewater could provide clues to help community health, Stanford researchers say" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, December 12, 2016)

"Salinas Valley students study South Pole" by Aylin Woodward (Salinas Californian, December 9, 2016)

"Fighting Bugs with Bugs" by Devika G. Bansal (Scientific American guest blog, December 8, 2016)

"Marina: Nation's last coastal sand mine might be shut down by Coastal Commission" by Emma Hiolski (San Jose Mercury News, December 7, 2016)

"He Slimed Me!" by Sarah McQuate (Scientific American guest blog, December 7, 2016)

"Ocelot bathrooms are a meeting place for several Central American mammals" by Emma Hiolski (Science, December 6, 2016)

"Healthier blueberries, thanks to a blast of purple plasma" by Ula Chrobak (Science, December 5, 2016)

"Local harbor seal population appears down, but should rebound" by Sukee Bennett (Monterey Herald, December 2, 2016)

"You make more risky choices as the day wears on, chess study suggests" by Devika G. Bansal (Science, December 2, 2016)

"Teacher revs up STEM ed with robots" by Sarah McQuate (Salinas Californian, December 2, 2016)

"Why dolphins are losing sleep off the coast of Hawaii" by Sukee Bennett (Science, December 1, 2016)

"Dust devils have an electric heartbeat" by Sarah McQuate (Science, December 1, 2016)

"Little mine in Big Sur: Perpetuating mercury contamination in California's Central Coast" by Emma Hiolski (AGU GeoSpace blog, November 30, 2016)

"Did you miss that musical beat? Your pupils didn't" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Science, November 28, 2016)

"Cattle-grazing program supports tarplant recovery at Arana Gulch" by Sarah Derouin (Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 28, 2016)

"Researchers develop new compound to reduce tumor growth" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine, November 28, 2016)

"Rainy season means standing water and mosquitoes" by Sarah Derouin (Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 27, 2016)

"Stresses rise for Monterey Peninsula's parched trees" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, November 26, 2016)

"How One Turtle's Tale Helps Promote Ocean Conservation" by Sukee Bennett (Scientific American, November 25, 2016)

"Female chimpanzees wait for their turn at the top of the social pecking order" by Aylin Woodward (Mongabay.com, November 23, 2016)

"Distinctive sperm whale cultures reveal dramatic population shifts in the Galapagos" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Mongabay.com, November 23, 2016)

"Humpback whales learn habitat loyalty from their mothers, Alaskan study shows" by Teresa L. Carey (Mongabay.com, November 22, 2016)

"Small-scale farming threatens rainforests in Sumatra" by Devika Garg-Bansal (Mongabay.com, November 22, 2016)

"Yosemite's yellow-legged frogs bounce back from near extinction" by Ula Chrobak (Mongabay.com, November 21, 2016)

"Taking a closer look leads to rediscovery of a prevalent deep-sea animal" by Teresa L. Carey (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, November 21, 2016)

"Over-fertilization diminishes the biodiversity of global grasslands" by Emma Hiolski (Mongabay.com, November 21, 2016)

"Mange has surfaced in bobcats roaming Santa Cruz County" by Sarah Derouin (Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 20, 2016)

"Mystery of the Red Tide" by Sukee Bennett (Scientific American guest blog, November 18, 2016)

"Castroville wetland restoration project to help clean agricultural water" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, November 18, 2016)

"The beloved Hawaiian honeycreeper birds are at risk of extinction from avian malaria" by Sarah Derouin (Mongabay.com, November 18, 2016)

"Large branches fall from the western Amazon rainforest canopy at a surprising rate" by Sarah McQuate (Mongabay.com, November 18, 2016)

"Inaugural health hackathon brings together innovators" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, November 17, 2016)

"Elusive elephants: Determining where 19th century ivory trade victims roamed" by Sukee Bennett (Mongabay.com, November 17, 2016)

"Automating a 20-year survey of deep sea animals" (story and video) by Teresa L. Carey (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, November 14, 2016)

"High-intensity statins linked to better survival rates of cardiovascular patients" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine, November 9, 2016)

"Sea Snails on Acid" by Teresa L. Carey (Scientific American guest blog, November 7, 2016)

"Watch out, male deer in search of romance on the roads" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, November 7, 2016)

"Animal-assisted therapy takes Monterey County by the reins" by Sukee Bennett (Monterey Herald, November 5, 2016)

"Monterey Bay Aquarium digs in for battle of the bags" by Aylin Woodward (San Jose Mercury News, November 4, 2016)

"Hedgehog pathway plays a role in colitis, new research suggests" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine SCOPE blog, November 2, 2016)

"There's no money to fight fire with fire" by Sarah McQuate (PLOS Ecology Community blog, November 1, 2016)

"UC Santa Cruz scientists advance understanding of Alzheimer's disease" by Devika Garg-Bansal (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 29, 2016)

"Marijuana on the ballot: Measures L, Y" by Aylin Woodward (Salinas Californian, October 29, 2016)

"Toxic freshwater algae contaminate shellfish in San Francisco Bay" by Devika Garg-Bansal (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 28, 2016)

"Measure Z pits oil biz, environmentalists" by Sarah McQuate (Salinas Californian, October 27, 2016)

"Researchers explore how physicians can handle discrimination by patients, families" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine, October 26, 2016)

"Monterey Bay: Marine algal bloom could threaten seabirds" by Sukee Bennett (Monterey Herald, October 24, 2016)

"Stanford researchers develop new method of estimating biodiversity based on tree cover" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, October 24, 2016)

"A hiking legacy: Salinas man donates $94K to Ventana trails" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, October 23, 2016)

"Santa Cruz teen brothers start Point Fish Co." by Sarah Derouin (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 21, 2016)

"Micro-balloons designed by Stanford Bio-X researchers could reveal how the small intestine adapts to dietary load" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, October 18, 2016)

"Everything adolescents should know about the dangers of tobacco" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine SCOPE blog, October 18, 2016)

"Trees in the line of Loma fire" by Devika Garg-Bansal (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 17, 2016)

"UCSC professor Ryan Foley awarded Packard Fellowship" by Sarah Derouin (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 17, 2016)

"UC Santa Cruz students stand up for Proposition 67" by Devika Garg-Bansal (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 14, 2016)

"Soberanes Fire increased landslide risk" by Sukee Bennett (Monterey Herald, October 13, 2016)

"Lower annual pesticide limit announced" by Aylin Woodward (Salinas Californian, October 13, 2016)

"Want to recycle? Get in line" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, October 12, 2016)

"Santa Cruz resident uses cancer diagnosis for good" by Sarah Derouin (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 12, 2016)

"Young condor takes historic flight at Pinnacles" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, October 11, 2016)

"Stanford faculty share in $24 million National Science Foundation grant" by Ula Chrobak (Stanford News Service, October 10, 2016)

"Monterey girls computer science club looks to break coding barrier" by Sukee Bennett (Monterey Herald, October 8, 2016)

"Santa Cruz school welcomes Mobile Dairy Classroom to teach nutrition" by Sarah Derouin (Santa Cruz Sentinel, October 1, 2016)

"Persisting Loma fire may affect area air quality" by Aylin Woodward and Sarah McQuate (Salinas Californian, September 29, 2016)

"Protecting the Big Sur redwoods: How is climate change a threat" by Sukee Bennett (Monterey Herald, September 29, 2016)

"More evidence on the importance of physical activity for older adults" by Yasemin Saplakoglu (Stanford School of Medicine SCOPE blog, September 28, 2016)

"Coyotes on the move in Monterey County" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, September 28, 2016)

"MBARI fellow receives grant to continue research on plastics and the oceans" by Sukee Bennett (Monterey Herald, September 26, 2016)

"Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival Takes Flight in Watsonville" by Devika Garg-Bansal (Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 22, 2016)

"Endurance training leaves no memory in muscles" by Amy McDermott (Science News, September 22, 2016)

"Want to become a stunt pilot? Ride some roller coasters" by Emma Hiolski (Monterey Herald, September 21, 2016)

"The most detailed look yet at how early humans left Africa" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, September 21, 2016)

"Weight Loss On Your Wrist? Fitness Trackers May Not Help" by Erin Ross (NPR, September 20, 2016)

"Drug to combat brain-eating amoeba exists—but how to get it to patients?" by Lindzi Wessel (STAT News, September 16, 2016)

"Rattlesnakes have reduced their repertoire of venoms" by Laurel Hamers (Science News, September 15, 2016)

"Building blocks of memories seen in brains for the first time" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, September 15, 2016)

"Don't Kiss That Kitty: Cat-Scratch Fever Is Making People Sicker" by Erin Ross (NPR, September 15, 2016)

"Moon rocks may have misled asteroid bombardment dating" by Laurel Hamers (Science News, September 12, 2016)

"White gulls dependent on ice are disappearing from the Arctic" by Emiily Benson (New Scientist, September 9, 2016)

"'Feed a cold, starve a fever'? Here's what science says" by Lindzi Wessel (STAT News, September 8, 2016)

"OSIRIS-REx spacecraft blazes trail for asteroid miners" by Ramin Skibba (Nature, September 2, 2016)

"Here's what colourful clouds on alien gas giants would look like" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, September 2, 2016)

"The Flower Sense of Hawkmoths" by Alison F. Takemura (The Scientist, September 1, 2016)

"Bacterial weaponry that causes stillbirth revealed" by Amy McDermott (Science News, September 1, 2016)

"Tiny pterosaur claims new perch on reptile family tree" by Ramin Skibba (Nature, August 31, 2016)

"Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's Disease Shows Promise" by Alison F. Takemura (The Scientist, August 31, 2016)

"Brain's blood appetite grew faster than its size" by Laurel Hamers (Science News, August 30, 2016)

"Exploring the newest gift to America: Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument" by Bethany Augliere (EARTH Magazine, August 29, 2016)

"Caloric Restriction Turns White Fat Brown" by Alison F. Takemura (The Scientist, August 25, 2016)

"Study provides new insights into Mercury's hollows" (video) by Brendan Bane (American Geophysical Union, August 24, 2016)

"Zika anxiety leading some pregnant women to flee Miami" by Lindzi Wessel (STAT News, August 23, 2016)

"A driving game can help young people with autism learn the real thing" by Lindzi Wessel (STAT News, August 17, 2016)

"At This Experimental Culinary Event, The Cutlery Is High Art" by Natalie Jacewicz (NPR, August 16, 2016)

"World's oldest ocean crust dates back to ancient supercontinent" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, August 15, 2016)

"Sneaky virus helps plants multiply, creating more hosts" by Laurel Hamers (Science News, August 11, 2016)

"Selfish dogs would rather play with a toy than help a human" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, August 10, 2016)

"Methane-filled canyons line Titan's surface, study finds" by Brendan Bane (American Geophysical Union, August 10, 2016)

"Ancient reptiles saw red before turning red" by Amy McDermott (Science News, August 8, 2016)

"Mystery of why some sunflowers track the sun across skies solved" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, August 4, 2016)

"Does A Psychopath Who Kills Get To Use The Insanity Defense?" by Natalie Jacewicz (NPR, August 3, 2016)

"Woolly mammoths' last request: Got water?" by Laurel Hamers (Science News, August 1, 2016)

"Women in physics face big hurdles—still" by Ramin Skibba (Nature, August 1, 2016)

"As Opioid Epidemic Surges, Medical Schools Try To Keep Pace" by Natalie Jacewicz (NPR, July 27, 2016)

"Scientists scour the globe for a drug to kill deadly brain-eating amoeba" by Lindzi Wessel (STAT News, July 22, 2016)

"Evolution of gut bacteria tracks splits in primate species" by Amy McDermott (Science News, July 21, 2016)

"Bees spew water at their hivemates when the temperature rises" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, July 20, 2016)

"The Smoggy Seas: Cargo Ships Bring Pollution, Health Risks" by Natalie Jacewicz (NPR, July 19, 2016)

"How to expose a fake nuke without revealing what's inside" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, July 18, 2016)

"Atom wranglers create rewritable memory" by Ramin Skibba (Nature, July 18, 2016)

"Kiss of death marks young ant rivals for worker kill squad" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, July 15, 2016)

"Two groups spread early agriculture" by Amy McDermott (Science News, July 14, 2016)

"Synthetic marijuana drives a growing number of overdoses nationwide" by Lindzi Wessel (STAT News, July 14, 2016)

"Why the turtle got its shell" by Laurel Hamers (Science News, July 14, 2016)

"Poor musical taste? Blame your upbringing" by Ramin Skibba (Nature, July 13, 2016)

"US could be set to tackle opioid painkiller epidemic at last" by Emily Benson (New Scientist, July 12, 2016)

"Earliest evidence of monkeys' use of stone tools found" by Amy McDermott (Science News, July 11, 2016)

"When mouth microbes pal up, infection ensues" by Laurel Hamers (Science News, July 11, 2016)

"What Did Nearsighted Humans Do Before Glasses?" by Natalie Jacewicz (NPR, July 7, 2016)

"Bad news for creaky knees: We can't regrow cartilage as adults, study finds" by Lindzi Wessel (STAT News, July 6, 2016)

"Cool Images: An Independence Day–Inspired Collection" by Erin E.A. Ross (National Institute of General Medical Sciences, July 5, 2016)

"Mars' Atmosphere Blew Away Millions of Years Ago" by Ramin Skibba (Inside Science News Service, July 1, 2016)