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Katie Palmer

Katie Palmer graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in chemistry and a concentration in neuroscience, though her classmates knew her best as “that cellist.” Guided by interests in cognitive science and neuroscience, she has probed rat brains for hints of anxiety traits and attempted to reconcile consciousness with the reality of the nervous system. Katie hopes to follow these topics and more in the process of bringing science to the public. You can follow her on her personal webpage or on Twitter.

June 28, 2011

A new generation of contrast agents could make for faster and more accurate imaging

June 17, 2011

Jim Carlton is investing in the future of marine habitats, in more ways than one

April 22, 2011

What can the next generation of artificial limbs teach us about our bodies?

March 11, 2011

The race to develop holographic video will have winners and losers

January 27, 2011

What can we do to prevent the electrical grid from toppling like dominoes?

December 31, 2010

Researchers identify a microbe behind musty wine

December 17, 2010

Molasses puts a sticky spin on road salt across the country

December 12, 2010

Snot may play a role in the scents we smell, not just how well we do it

December 3, 2010

Theoretical physicists predict that time will end…but when and how?

December 1, 2010

Simulations show how a comet’s impact might have shocked amino acids into existence

November 2, 2010

A special showing of the movie Creation reminds us of the impact of a radical idea

October 6, 2010

Palladium acts as a molecular matchmaker for shy carbons

October 5, 2010

Researchers identify some of the proteins that make beer “beer”

 
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