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Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca Harrington

Rebecca graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2014 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Journalism. She worked at the U’s student newspaper the Minnesota Daily, where she discovered her passion for explaining the complexities and bizarre aspects of science to non-scientists. You can often find her cooking without recipes, discussing scientific explanations for everything around her, and laughing at the little surprises in life.

October 9, 2015

Researchers are studying autism to gather clues about how babies learn to speak

June 10, 2015

American science needs the U.S. national laboratories, but the system could use an update

April 10, 2015

Scientists are working on turning harmful algae blooms intro practical energy sources

March 4, 2015

Our misplaced confidence in biofuels

February 26, 2015

A drop in air pressure and oxygen can make you feel pretty out of shape

February 11, 2015

Theoretical physicist Ágnes Mócsy teaches art students science

January 21, 2015

The device uses electric pulses to suppress hunger to help obese adults who have had difficulty losing weight independently

November 26, 2014

Newly completed clinical trials show the vaccine works, but perhaps not well enough

November 21, 2014

Yes — until it’s not. And these experts say that’s the problem

November 20, 2014

Brain lesions observed in military pilots don’t appear to be a major risk, but researchers are studying preventative measures just in case

November 10, 2014

An op-ed in the New York Times argues sexism in academia is over, but it's off the mark.


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