Author: Rachel Mahan

Is barefoot running good for you?

Is barefoot running good for you?

Asks Elizabeth from Maryland

By Rachel Mahan | Posted October 20, 2008

Games for Geeks that Pack a Scientific Punch

By Rachel Mahan | Posted October 2, 2008

Cool Chemistry: Stretchy Ice Cream

Cool Chemistry: Stretchy Ice Cream

Science and tradition meet when chemists cook up stretchy Turkish ice cream.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted August 22, 2008

How many cheeseburgers does Lance Armstrong need to eat?

By Rachel Mahan | Posted July 25, 2008

Evolution Quiz

Evolution Quiz

Get video answers from Rob DeSalle, an evolution expert.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted July 16, 2008

Is it true that some frogs can survive being frozen?

Is it true that some frogs can survive being frozen?

Asks Emily from Dwight, NE

By Rachel Mahan | Posted June 23, 2008

Survival of the Fittest Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Survival of the Fittest Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

A lizard family tree offers clues to the balance between reproduction and survival.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted May 23, 2008

Play a Game, Win a Nobel

Play a Game, Win a Nobel

By Rachel Mahan | Posted

Life Without GINA

Life Without GINA

Coping with fears of genetic discrimination leads some people to take matters into their own hands.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted April 4, 2008

Maybe you’re a flexitarian

By Rachel Mahan | Posted March 8, 2008

How are we able to shop online securely?

How are we able to shop online securely?

– Asks Carol from New Athens, IL

By Rachel Mahan | Posted February 25, 2008

Digging up the Past

Digging up the Past

In an audio profile, archaeologist Rita Wright uncovers the status of women in the field, thousands of years ago and today.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted February 8, 2008

Uneasiness Shadows Newly Approved Drug

Uneasiness Shadows Newly Approved Drug

A Crohn’s disease drug has a troubled past — and scientists may know why.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted January 30, 2008

Remembering the Thanksgiving Duck

As the doldrums of January and February set in, this journalist will have fond memories of reporting challenges during the holidays.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted January 22, 2008

Supermales to the Rescue

Supermales to the Rescue

Tricking males into mating with other males may fight invasive fish.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted January 11, 2008

Pretty Personalities

By Rachel Mahan | Posted December 12, 2007

Evolution Quiz 8

Evolution Quiz 8

Get video answers from Rob DeSalle, an evolution expert.

By Rachel Mahan | Posted July 31, 2007

Evolution Quiz 6

Evolution Quiz 6

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By Rachel Mahan | Posted

Evolution Quiz 5

Evolution Quiz 5

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Evolution Quiz 4

Evolution Quiz 4

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Evolution Quiz 7

Evolution Quiz 7

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Evolution Quiz 3

Evolution Quiz 3

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Evolution Quiz 2

Evolution Quiz 2

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