Author: Jeanette Ferrara

Jeanette Ferrara hails from the outskirts of Houston, Texas. She is a recent graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in English literature with a concentration in Environmental Studies. At SHERP, she covered the medical beat and discovered a passion for data journalism and writing for children.

REVIEW: Just Don’t Fall

REVIEW: Just Don’t Fall

Josh Sundquist’s hilariously true story of childhood, cancer, amputation, romantic yearning, truth and Olympic greatness

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted September 6, 2016

REVIEW: Grunt

REVIEW: Grunt

Mary Roach’s latest book looks at the science of humans at war

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted July 28, 2016

A greener concrete jungle

A greener concrete jungle

Why reducing our carbon footprint means changing our cement

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted July 25, 2016

What does it mean to be a woman scientist?

What does it mean to be a woman scientist?

Following the trajectory of women in the scientific narrative

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted July 18, 2016

REVIEW: Unstoppable

REVIEW: Unstoppable

Bill Nye (The Science Guy’s) take on climate change and the future of our planet

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted July 13, 2016

REVIEW: Rise of the Rocket Girls

REVIEW: Rise of the Rocket Girls

Nathalia Holt tells the story of female “computers”

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted June 16, 2016

REVIEW: The Gene

REVIEW: The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee’s latest venture into science writing

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted June 2, 2016

An easy solution to the war on Zika?

An easy solution to the war on Zika?

Experts say eradicating mosquitoes is not the answer

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted May 9, 2016

How do Bluetooth devices work?

How do Bluetooth devices work?

The science behind the hands free magic

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted April 18, 2016

Healing the unborn

Healing the unborn

Ethicists worry about the future as the first trial of a prenatal stem cell treatment begins

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted February 22, 2016

The extinction of the captive orca

The extinction of the captive orca

How “Blackfish” forced SeaWorld to make a change

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted February 4, 2016

The top five most effective methods of birth control

The top five most effective methods of birth control

Number one isn’t the pill

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted January 30, 2016

The Woman behind the curtain

The Woman behind the curtain

Behind the scenes at The Costume Institute

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted January 22, 2016

Proton therapy and the future of cancer

Proton therapy and the future of cancer

You’ve heard the hype, but how does it actually work?

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted January 9, 2016

Size doesn’t always matter in space

Size doesn’t always matter in space

Mysterious “pebbles” in comets revolutionize planetary theory

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted December 3, 2015

For children with autism, diet might not make a difference

For children with autism, diet might not make a difference

A new study suggests diet doesn’t really matter

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted November 23, 2015

A kiss of death

A kiss of death

Blood-sucking bugs are spreading Chagas disease in Texas

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted November 19, 2015

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Maybe re-think that glass of orange juice

100 percent fruit juices aren’t as healthy as you thought

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted October 15, 2015

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U.S. healthcare system finally catches up

The International Classification of Diseases was recently updated

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted October 11, 2015

To eat fat or not to eat fat

To eat fat or not to eat fat

A new study shows high fat diet leads to obesity … and it might be all in your head

By Jeanette Ferrara | Posted October 5, 2015