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Valerie Ross

Valerie Ross studied cognitive neuroscience and creative writing at Stanford University. While it was her fascination with understanding and explaining the mind and brain that first got her interested in science writing, Valerie has now written about everything from the neuroscience of memory to drug-resistant bacteria to general relativity. She has interned with Scientific American Mind, Discover, and Popular Mechanics.

November 18, 2010

New studies help explain why, despite having more experience, senior citizens often make unprofitable financial choices

October 20, 2010

According to Einstein's theory of relativity, air travel and time travel are intertwined.

July 16, 2010

Pharmaceutical research is taking to the high seas

March 31, 2010

Mother crickets forewarn offspring of predators before they hatch

March 16, 2010

The presence of green goods makes people kinder, but purchasing them gives people license to behave badly.

February 23, 2010

Scientists are using seismic data to track changes in hurricane patterns

February 14, 2010

A new pilot study suggests that pacemakers can be safely reused

February 1, 2010

We all do it, one time or another. You blow your nose for what must be the hundredth time that day. Before you throw out the tissue, you take a […]

January 29, 2010

Research suggests we remember better when we’re in survival mode

December 30, 2009

Scientists say no, but U.K. pilot program gathers data anyway

November 16, 2009

Your brain may remember something, even when you can’t

October 4, 2009

Smoking bans reduce heart attacks by over a third.

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