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Rachel Feltman

Rachel Feltman

Rachel Feltman recently graduated from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where she majored in environmental studies and fell into each pond on campus at least once. She sometimes blogs, often about falling into ponds in the name of science. Originally from southern New Jersey, she’s always loved science and looks forward to helping others appreciate it through her writing at SHERP and beyond. She enjoys martial arts, mushroom hunting, dance, drama, music, and general geekery. You can find her on twitter @RachelFeltman, or check out her website at

April 18, 2013

A recent study adds to growing support for the use of vaginal swabs for STD testing, over the more invasive endocervical swab

January 8, 2013

Mitchell Joachim is creating from scratch the materials we’ll need in days ahead

December 13, 2012

And more importantly, do these 3D glasses make me look fat?

November 2, 2012

Nokia makes touch screens glove-friendly

October 31, 2012

A Q&A with Craig Childs, who tells a tale of a slow but steady doomsday

October 20, 2012

The Bane of Frat Boys Everywhere

October 6, 2012

At The New York Maker Faire, scientists come in all shapes and sizes...and some of them use a lot of glitter.


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