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How to make CAR-T cell therapy safer and more effective, Science News, June 2018

When bogs burn, the environment takes a hit, Science News, March 2018

Animal goo inspires better glue, Science News, September 2017

Perovskites power up the solar industry, Science News, July 2017

Pocket Genes, Science Notes, August 2016



Wombats are the only animals whose poop is a cube. Here’s how they do it. Science News, November 2018

Development near natural areas puts more Californians in the path of wildfires, Science News, November 2018

We’re probably undervaluing healthy lakes and rivers, Science News, October 2018

The first gene-silencing drug wins FDA approval, Science News, August 2018

Wildfires are making extreme air pollution even worse in the northwest U.S., July 2018

Tiny 'supraballs' put new spin on creating long-lasting color, Science News, September 2017

New dinosaur resurrects a demon from Ghostbusters, Science News, June 2017

Ancient whale tells tale of when baleen whales had teeth, Science News, May 2017

Carbon can exceed four-bond limit, Science News, January 2017

Scientists find clue to why mitochondrial DNA comes only from mom, Science News, June 2016.

Why do cell’s power plants hang on to their own genomes? Science, February 2016 (reprinted in magazine)

Argentine ants altering California’s ecosystems, San Jose Mercury News, January 2016