Author: Naveena Sadasivam

Naveena Sadasivam recently graduated from the American University of Sharjah with a B.S. in chemical engineering and a minor in English literature. She has spent the last four years designing processes and modeling equations on simulation software, working at a natural gas refinery, freelancing for Climate Control ME, and tutoring students. Having always loved science and writing equally, she hopes that SHERP will help her unite both her passions. Follow her on Twitter @NaveenaSivam and check out her blog, The Fugacity Coefficient.

In defense of dolphins

In defense of dolphins

Diana Reiss’ research changed the way we look at dolphins, but dolphin advocacy is her priority

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted May 27, 2013

VIDEO: The ingredients of the New York accent

VIDEO: The ingredients of the New York accent

How immigration shaped the famous accent

By Nick Stockton and Naveena Sadasivam | Posted May 16, 2013

We just published a monthly iPad app

We just published a monthly iPad app

Scienceline gets (slightly) more tech-savvy

By Naveena Sadasivam and Arielle Duhaime-Ross | Posted April 29, 2013

Are you a super seer?

Are you a super seer?

Why some people see fewer colors than others and why women are more likely to be super seers

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted April 14, 2013

VIDEO: The Gowanus Robot

VIDEO: The Gowanus Robot

Maurizio Porfiri and his students use a robot to monitor the Gowanus canal

By Naveena Sadasivam and Sarah Jacoby | Posted March 5, 2013

Anti-choice or anti-gender bias?

Anti-choice or anti-gender bias?

Politicians and activists argue over whether legislation is the right way to curb sex-selective abortions

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted February 21, 2013

The astronomical data explosion

The astronomical data explosion

With the surge in telescopic space data, pro-am astronomy collaborations are making stellar discoveries

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted February 3, 2013

Mishaps in space

Mishaps in space

Unexpected and dangerous events can occur during spacewalks

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted December 21, 2012

Jupiter: Earth’s bodyguard or secret assassin?

Jupiter: Earth’s bodyguard or secret assassin?

The gas giant’s mighty gravitational pull slings comets and asteroids towards Earth, while also deflecting them away

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted November 29, 2012

Getting out the vote in space

Getting out the vote in space

Astronauts have voted from space since 1997, but Sunita Williams and Kevin Ford didn’t yesterday

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted November 7, 2012

Q&A: The science of feather forensics

Q&A: The science of feather forensics

Carla Dove, a forensic ornithologist at the Smithsonian, explains how plumage from bird strikes helps improve aviation safety

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted November 1, 2012

Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded to receptor biologists

Chemistry Nobel Prize awarded to receptor biologists

U.S. researchers at Duke and Stanford honored for their work on G protein-coupled receptors

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted October 10, 2012

Paper wasps follow a secret succession line

Paper wasps follow a secret succession line

One species of wasps innately knows the order of queens-to-come in the colony and avoids internal conflict

By Naveena Sadasivam | Posted October 5, 2012