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Hanneke Weitering

Hanneke Weitering is a lifelong physics fanatic from Knoxville, Tennessee. While pursuing a B.S. in Physics at the University of Tennessee, she discovered her passion for science communication and dove into the world of journalism. First, she began writing stories for the Sci/Tech column at Tennessee Journalist. Afterwards she joined the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she wrote features about research being performed on the Kraken and Nautilus supercomputers.

November 3, 2015

Artists, scientists and engineers mix creativity with technique to master the mysterious properties of glass

August 7, 2015

This woman’s love for wildlife has saved thousands of urban birds

July 24, 2015

Actress, stunt double and squirrel rescuer Adair Moran plans to open New York City’s first mammal rehabilitation center

July 19, 2015

NASA’s spacecraft finally flew past Pluto last week and made some startling discoveries

February 4, 2015

Did the U.S. make the wrong call in choosing an asteroid mission over a moon base?

January 16, 2015

Researchers learn why cooler weather correlates with more cases of the common cold

January 15, 2015

Two months after its historic comet landing, Philae’s whereabouts are still unknown

December 29, 2014

Those mysterious blobs and patterns that bedazzle the backs of your eyelids are no illusion. What you see is real light — and it’s coming from inside your eyes.

October 20, 2014

The pilotless X-37B has returned. But, the Air Force isn’t telling anyone what this spacecraft has been up to

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