Author: Miriam Kramer

Miriam graduated with her degree in journalism and anthropology from the University of Tennessee. Although she fully intended on majoring in English when first entering college, Miriam instead fell in love with the sciences. Not willing to give up writing, she combined her two passions and fell head first into science writing. You can follow her on Twitter!

Irene and Sandy, the newest mean girls

Irene and Sandy, the newest mean girls

New York City copes with sea level rise and flooding

By Taylor Kubota and Miriam Kramer | Posted November 4, 2012

A "Nobel" call to action

A “Nobel” call to action

Can’t we all just have a little more fun?

By Miriam Kramer | Posted October 12, 2012

How Curiosity brought us together

How Curiosity brought us together

Whether you’re a disaffected youth or just a curmudgeonly old dude, you have to admit — the Curiosity landing was pretty awesome.

By Miriam Kramer | Posted August 31, 2012

A teen with a green thumb

A teen with a green thumb

The Green Teens are taking over Brooklyn, one garden at a time

By Miriam Kramer | Posted July 9, 2012

Star stuff breakdown

Star stuff breakdown

The best “we are star stuff” videos out there in the Universe

By Miriam Kramer | Posted May 11, 2012

The state of Tennessee versus the theory of evolution

The state of Tennessee versus the theory of evolution

One former student’s experience with science education in the Volunteer State

By Miriam Kramer | Posted April 13, 2012

Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud

What science has to say about why we “haha”

By Miriam Kramer | Posted February 9, 2012

Your brain on lying

Your brain on lying

Some scientists are claiming that fMRIs are the key to lie detection. Is it true?

By Miriam Kramer | Posted January 30, 2012

The best of the best

The best of the best

Scienceline presents our top 10 staff picks of the year

By Taylor Kubota and Miriam Kramer | Posted January 2, 2012

Life in Antarctica to life in space: A Q&A with a SETI researcher

Life in Antarctica to life in space: A Q&A with a SETI researcher

Dale Andersen, a researcher at the SETI Institute, discusses everything from microbes in Antarctica to intelligent extraterrestrials.

By Miriam Kramer | Posted November 30, 2011

Frightened of nuclear radiation?

Frightened of nuclear radiation?

These movies won’t help. Scienceline presents a roundup of the best (and worst) nuclear horror flicks

By Miriam Kramer | Posted October 31, 2011

Chemistry Nobel honors discoverer of unique solid matter

Chemistry Nobel honors discoverer of unique solid matter

Sole chemistry winner recognized for controversial work on quasicrystals

By Miriam Kramer | Posted October 5, 2011