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Teresa Carey

Teresa Carey

Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink. Before becoming a journalist she was a US Coast Guard licensed captain and professional mariner. She works primarily on the Atlantic Ocean, and from a tiny desk in Annapolis. As a grad of the University of California Santa Cruz science communication graduate program, and a NatGeo Explorer, she loves telling stories on the intersection of science, culture, and heart. Carey’s written, audio, and television broadcast work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more.

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Recent Work by Author

Writing History
The Pandemic Time Capsule: Make Your Story a Part of History
pandemic time capsule
Writing History
The Pandemic Time Capsule: Make Your Story a Part of History
The novel coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Submit your story to a pandemic time capsule to help mark history.
May 23, 2020

The novel coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Submit your story to a pandemic time capsule to help mark history.

Planet Earth
NASA App Asks Players to Help Map Our Oceans
citizen science
Planet Earth
NASA App Asks Players to Help Map Our Oceans
While social distancing, volunteer data collectors can contribute to research by helping map oceans with NASA's citizen science app.
May 21, 2020

While social distancing, volunteer data collectors can contribute to research by helping map oceans with NASA's citizen science app.

Future of Tech
Society Runs on GPS. What Happens When it Gets Hacked?
loran
Future of Tech
Society Runs on GPS. What Happens When it Gets Hacked?
GPS runs more than you’d think. It’s also more vulnerable than you’d think. The old-school radionavigation system Loran could save GPS from catastrophe.
May 17, 2020

GPS runs more than you’d think. It’s also more vulnerable than you’d think. The old-school radionavigation system Loran could save GPS from catastrophe.

Dangerous Jobs
The Dangerous Job of the International Ice Patrol
iceberg ice patrol
Dangerous Jobs
The Dangerous Job of the International Ice Patrol
The International Ice Patrol is a real thing. They're protecting our ships from iceberg collisions.
May 13, 2020

The International Ice Patrol is a real thing. They're protecting our ships from iceberg collisions.

Future of Medicine
Bioengineered Blood Soaks Up Toxins Inside the Body
Bioengineered red blood cell
Future of Medicine
Bioengineered Blood Soaks Up Toxins Inside the Body
Tiny sponges that look and act like red blood cells remove toxins from the body.
May 7, 2020

Tiny sponges that look and act like red blood cells remove toxins from the body.

Future of Medicine
Reading Your Digital Signature to Detect Depression, Parkinson’s
Digital phenotyping mental health disorders
Future of Medicine
Reading Your Digital Signature to Detect Depression, Parkinson’s
Digital phenotyping uses our smartphones to detect anything from Parkinson's disease to mental health disorders.
May 1, 2020

Digital phenotyping uses our smartphones to detect anything from Parkinson's disease to mental health disorders.

Future of Medicine
Every Significant Breakthrough That’s Stemmed from the Pandemic
timeline of the coronavirus
Future of Medicine
Every Significant Breakthrough That’s Stemmed from the Pandemic
A timeline of coronavirus solutions from the people on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.
April 29, 2020

A timeline of coronavirus solutions from the people on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.

Public Safety
Domestic Abuse is Surging Under Lockdown. Can We Stem the Tide?
domestic abuse during the coronavirus
Public Safety
Domestic Abuse is Surging Under Lockdown. Can We Stem the Tide?
Coronavirus lockdowns may be the impetus for rising occurrences of child and domestic abuse. Advocates find creative solutions.
April 23, 2020

Coronavirus lockdowns may be the impetus for rising occurrences of child and domestic abuse. Advocates find creative solutions.

Public Health
Disease Detectives: Tracking Invisible Killers
coronavirus transmission
Public Health
Disease Detectives: Tracking Invisible Killers
Disease detectives on the frontlines of coronavirus track the person-to-person spread.
April 21, 2020

Disease detectives on the frontlines of coronavirus track the person-to-person spread.