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Alexandra Ossola

Alexandra (Alex) Ossola earned her B.A. from Hamilton College with a concentration in Comparative Literature. Since graduating, she has served as a tutor and mentor with City Year in Washington, D.C. as well as planned and led high school travel programs to Latin America with Putney Student Travel. After dabbling in many different fields, she, like most curious people, was drawn to science. A lifelong lover of good communication, Alex writes about things she finds interesting, with topics that range widely.

December 9, 2014

When hormones in oral contraceptives are less effective, obese women need a new strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancy

September 22, 2014

Superlatives aren’t just for high school.

August 25, 2014

Why one area in South America sees thousands of strikes per night

July 29, 2014

Despite what you may have read, it’s not so cut-and-dry

July 1, 2014

Old drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico house a surprising bounty, if we can figure out how to preserve them safely.

May 20, 2014

How one government organization has brought America's overfished populations back from the brink.

April 28, 2014

Architect Adam Yarinsky designs a New York City that faces rising seas

April 21, 2014

What can the genetics of a centuries-old plant virus tell us about modern food security?

April 4, 2014

Alexandra Ossola has an intimate experience with her own mind, in the name of science.

February 14, 2014

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Science is awesome And so are you! Here’s a list of the top 11 Scienceline articles to send your sweetie for Valentine’s Day.

January 23, 2014

Will a warming climate and rising sea levels make the riverbanks too unsafe to live?

January 13, 2014

Healers used them for centuries, and now the little bloodsuckers are back in the hands of doctors and surgeons

December 10, 2013

Keep it green when it’s getting red-hot

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