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Susannah F. Locke

Susannah F. Locke

Susannah Locke holds a B.S. from Haverford College, where she studied molecular biology and psychology and ran the college’s literary magazine. For two years following graduation she played with neurons as a research technician at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After using almost every type of test tube on the market for every conceivable purpose, she removed her gloves to become a journalist and improve the public’s understanding of science.

October 24, 2008

A new technique finds tropical birds sing duets to locate mates—and to guard their territories.

September 12, 2008

Explore the mercury content, omega-3 fatty acid benefits, and ecological impact of eating different fish.

September 1, 2008

Asks Jillian from Philadelphia

July 14, 2008

I frequently sport my double-helix earrings, black ceramic ovals etched with the famous shape of our hereditary material. I snatched up these handmade gems at a craft fair a few […]

April 25, 2008

Today, April 25th is World Malaria Day, declared by the World Health Organization. Malaria can be prevented and cured, but over one million people still die from the disease each […]

April 25, 2008

That conventional bouquet may not be as romantic as you think. Visit New York City's first eco-friendly florist to find out why.

March 12, 2008

Knowing that our dear Scienceline readers may be wondering what’s new in the world of male reproductive fluids, we bring you this: Semen ain’t just sperm. In two recent papers, […]

March 7, 2008

Tuna farming advances, but strict fishing regulations might be the only hope for this sushi fish.

January 4, 2008

Computer programs may help physicians avoid diagnostic mistakes — so why aren’t more doctors using them?

January 2, 2008

Science popularizer extraordinaire Ira Flatow (the host of NPR’s Science Friday) discussed awesome and controversial things science while promoting his new book on the Leonard Lopate show on WNYC December […]

December 15, 2007

At Thanksgiving, a family friend used to warn us to never eat sweet potato skins. This November, when I found myself in the yearly ritual of warning friends of the […]


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