Author: Laura Geggel

Laura Geggel has loved writing since her acrostic poetry days in elementary school. After working in two labs and studying English literature and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, she combined her passion of writing with science. She interned at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer health desk and then at Harvard Medical School's Focus. For the past three years, Laura has worked at two newspapers near Seattle, covering education, news, community and health stories. Follow her on Twitter @LauraGeggel or check out her website.

Artist’s masterpiece is a load of garbage

Artist’s masterpiece is a load of garbage

Environmental activist Asher Jay creates art out of trash

By Laura Geggel | Posted September 24, 2012

Night diving by coral light

Night diving by coral light

David Gruber studies glowing creatures and glowing proteins

By Laura Geggel | Posted July 11, 2012

Scraps to soil

Scraps to soil

New Yorkers carry compost to Greenmarkets instead of tossing it in the trash

By Laura Geggel and Virat Markandeya | Posted June 26, 2012

The epigenetic jury is still out on C-sections

The epigenetic jury is still out on C-sections

A new scientific field investigates delivery methods

By Laura Geggel | Posted June 12, 2012

People often wake up with gritty ‘sand’ nesting in the corner of their eyes after a night’s sleep. [Photo credit: jancissmells via Flickr]

The sandman strikes again

Why does sleep build up in our eyes overnight?

By Laura Geggel | Posted February 28, 2012

The chocolate wars

The chocolate wars

Researchers and growers are trying new tactics in the escalating fight against fungi

By Laura Geggel | Posted February 14, 2012

VIDEO: The doula difference

VIDEO: The doula difference

How birth coaches help women deliver

By Laura Geggel and Taylor Kubota | Posted February 8, 2012

Better luck next year

Better luck next year

2011 didn’t deliver on these eight predictions

By Laura Geggel and Ashley Taylor | Posted December 26, 2011

Yogurt delivers a nutritional punch to the gut

Yogurt delivers a nutritional punch to the gut

Once touted as the secret to longevity, probiotics still deliver vitamins and protect against infections

By Laura Geggel | Posted December 10, 2011

New birth control targets ovulation without hormones

New birth control targets ovulation without hormones

Researchers are developing another birth control option for women

By Laura Geggel | Posted November 17, 2011