Author: Emily Elert

How Rapidly Can Sea Level Rise?

How Rapidly Can Sea Level Rise?

Scientists gather evidence from the bathtub-ring-like traces left by Earth’s oscillating oceans

By Emily Elert | Posted April 14, 2010

Supplement This!

Supplement This!

For $23 billion a year, Americans must be getting a lot out of dietary supplements! Right?

By Emily Elert | Posted March 20, 2010

How Much Faster Can We Run?

How Much Faster Can We Run?

Records show that we’re getting faster, but does the human body have a natural speed limit? And if a biological law exists, how long until people try to break it?

By Emily Elert | Posted February 18, 2010

Snows Bleed

Snows Bleed

If you thought the terms “snowpocalypse” and “snowmaggeddon” were the most troubling repercussions of this week’s weather, you weren’t alone.

By Emily Elert | Posted February 11, 2010

Harlequin Syndrome

Harlequin Syndrome

The story of a startling reflection

By Emily Elert | Posted

Do Sounds From Space Reach Earth?

Do Sounds From Space Reach Earth?

Scientists strain to hear the universe’s cosmic song

By Emily Elert | Posted December 21, 2009

A New Test for Gravity

A New Test for Gravity

Do Einstein’s theories hold for the universe at large?

By Emily Elert | Posted December 18, 2009

Peace Prize, Check. Next Stop, Copenhagen.

Peace Prize, Check. Next Stop, Copenhagen.

What does the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize mean for U.S. policy on climate change?

By Emily Elert | Posted October 11, 2009

Big Bright Green Songbird Machine

Big Bright Green Songbird Machine

A new tool allows scientists to study how the brain grows and develops.

By Emily Elert | Posted October 6, 2009