Author: Rachel Feltman

Rachel Feltman recently graduated from Bard College at Simon's Rock, where she majored in environmental studies and fell into each pond on campus at least once. She sometimes blogs, often about falling into ponds in the name of science. Originally from southern New Jersey, she's always loved science and looks forward to helping others appreciate it through her writing at SHERP and beyond. She enjoys martial arts, mushroom hunting, dance, drama, music, and general geekery. You can find her on twitter @RachelFeltman, or check out her website at RachelFeltman.com

Easier, less invasive STD test may be an overlooked winner

Easier, less invasive STD test may be an overlooked winner

A recent study adds to growing support for the use of vaginal swabs for STD testing, over the more invasive endocervical swab

By Rachel Feltman | Posted April 18, 2013

Breaking the mold

Breaking the mold

Mitchell Joachim is creating from scratch the materials we’ll need in days ahead

By Rachel Feltman | Posted January 8, 2013

Seeing double: How do 3D movies really work?

Seeing double: How do 3D movies really work?

And more importantly, do these 3D glasses make me look fat?

By Rachel Feltman | Posted December 13, 2012

A brush with sound

A brush with sound

Dorit Chrysler, virtuoso of the theremin

By Arielle Duhaime-Ross and Rachel Feltman | Posted December 10, 2012

Texting through the snow

Texting through the snow

Nokia makes touch screens glove-friendly

By Rachel Feltman | Posted November 2, 2012

The end of the world (but not as we know It)

The end of the world (but not as we know It)

A Q&A with Craig Childs, who tells a tale of a slow but steady doomsday

By Rachel Feltman | Posted October 31, 2012

Mushroom of the Week: Inky caps

Mushroom of the Week: Inky caps

The Bane of Frat Boys Everywhere

By Rachel Feltman | Posted October 20, 2012

What makes a maker? Maker Faire 2012

What makes a maker? Maker Faire 2012

At The New York Maker Faire, scientists come in all shapes and sizes…and some of them use a lot of glitter.

By Rachel Feltman | Posted October 6, 2012