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Katherine Ellen Foley

Katherine Ellen Foley is a science writer and editor currently enrolled in New York University’s Science Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. Before moving to the Big Apple, she graduated magna cum laude from from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a B.S. in Science, Technology and International Affairs. During her time at Georgetown, she wrote pieces on science policy and explainers for Policy Mic and The Hoya. Now, she writes about a variety of topics, with an emphasis on life science and the environment. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, spicy Korean BBQ, and swing dancing. @katherineefoley

October 27, 2015

Even though we can’t see them, microbes have an important role in the Hudson River

August 21, 2015

The blurred lines between reptiles, dinosaurs and birds

July 30, 2015

Scientists are tackling this all-consuming emotion

May 12, 2015

Why memory shouldn’t be a lost art

April 23, 2015

Seismologist William Menke’s expeditions reveal what lies beneath

March 18, 2015

Medical illustrator Marie Rossettie speaks about the things deep inside us that give life to her art

March 11, 2015

Until the public can see eye-to-eye with the majority of scientists, extra labeling isn’t worth the stress

February 23, 2015

Tom Cronin stumbled into studying deep ocean floors, and hopes he can help others find the same curiosity for the unknown

January 19, 2015

There’s a reason those New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym more often are so hard to keep

January 7, 2015

Scientists continue to debate whether experiments can show that our primate ancestors evolved fairness, or if cooperation is uniquely human

January 5, 2015

Scientists in Japan have created an inorganic material that mimics our own cartilage

December 26, 2014

Research shows that sea otters have gotten sick with H1N1, also known as swine flu

November 7, 2014

Insects are highly nutritious and easy on the environment; could they be the next super food?

October 27, 2014

Research digs deeper into the effects of soil microbes on a warming environment

October 22, 2014

Apple’s new HealthKit collects data from all your body monitoring apps

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