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Francie Diep

Francie Diep holds her B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she took as many science classes as she could in between her major requirements. After graduating, she worked as a TA for biochemistry and functional genomics labs at UCLA. After three years at the bench and chalkboard, she is eager to put her writing skills back to work reporting science stories.

July 3, 2011

Your grassy lawn comes at the cost of high water use

March 10, 2011

Gerry Moore, director of science at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, has been watching the plants of the New York metropolitan move and change over the past 30 years

March 7, 2011

Private citizens create online maps to chart crimes, first aid and groceries

December 30, 2010

A look at one uranium mine shows how difficult it will be to clean up the reservation’s hundreds of abandoned Cold War-era mines

December 23, 2010

Ecologists are looking to herbaria, the world’s historical libraries of preserved plants, to see how plants are reacting to global warming

December 10, 2010

One scientist recreates the worldview of mankind’s best friend

October 30, 2010

How disrupting the body’s day-night cycle might be carcinogenic

October 29, 2010

The smallest among us may bear the greatest burden of a shifting climate

October 5, 2010

Living near major roadways may increase the risk of dying of coronary heart disease

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