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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.

Recent Work by Author

Catalysts
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Catalysts
Nonprofits Innovating in the Face of COVID-19
Wondering how you can help during the coronavirus? Here are five organizations that need your support, and how your donation could be doubled.
April 4, 2020

Wondering how you can help during the coronavirus? Here are five organizations that need your support, and how your donation could be doubled.

Climate Change
A New Approach to Green Building Could Reverse Climate Change
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Climate Change
A New Approach to Green Building Could Reverse Climate Change
The building sector is one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions. But new research suggests that trend could stop, and even reverse because of a new type of green building.
April 2, 2020

The building sector is one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions. But new research suggests that trend could stop, and even reverse because of a new type of green building.

Education
New to Homeschooling? Here are 5 Resources That Can Help
homeschooling resources
Education
New to Homeschooling? Here are 5 Resources That Can Help
Here are five online resources for the first-time homeschooler, from foreign language classes to physical education.
March 27, 2020

Here are five online resources for the first-time homeschooler, from foreign language classes to physical education.

Censorship
Minecraft Players Built a Massive Library for Censored News
censorship
Censorship
Minecraft Players Built a Massive Library for Censored News
Minecrafts’s Uncensored Library is exploiting a loophole in surveillance technology to sneak the news past government censorship.
March 24, 2020

Minecrafts’s Uncensored Library is exploiting a loophole in surveillance technology to sneak the news past government censorship.

Climate Change
The Hidden History in the Notre Dame Attic
notre dame attic
Climate Change
The Hidden History in the Notre Dame Attic
Studying the scarce, centuries-old logs that remain from the Notre Dame attic will help scientists reconstruct medieval climate data to see if temperatures were ever this high.
March 22, 2020

Studying the scarce, centuries-old logs that remain from the Notre Dame attic will help scientists reconstruct medieval climate data to see if temperatures were ever this high.

Prosthetics
How a Paralympic Swimmer Helps Advance AI Bionic Limbs
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Prosthetics
How a Paralympic Swimmer Helps Advance AI Bionic Limbs
Morgan Stickney shares about her experimental Ewing amputations and training for the 2024 Paralympics.
March 20, 2020

Morgan Stickney shares about her experimental Ewing amputations and training for the 2024 Paralympics.

Solar Energy
24/7 Solar Power is On The Horizon
solar power
Solar Energy
24/7 Solar Power is On The Horizon
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are planning new solar power tech that collects energy in outer space and laser-beams it back to Earth.
March 18, 2020

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are planning new solar power tech that collects energy in outer space and laser-beams it back to Earth.

Art
‘Seeing’ the World Through Smell
‘Seeing’ the World Through Smell
Art
‘Seeing’ the World Through Smell
Kate McLean wants you to navigate your world by its smells, and is creating unique maps of cities by their scents.
March 14, 2020

Kate McLean wants you to navigate your world by its smells, and is creating unique maps of cities by their scents.

Future of Travel
Coast-To-Coast in 30 Minutes: Solving the Physics of Hypersonic Flight
hypersonic flight
Future of Travel
Coast-To-Coast in 30 Minutes: Solving the Physics of Hypersonic Flight
Researchers are solving big design challenges of hypersonic flight with a surprisingly small wind tunnel, and it could revolutionize commercial air travel.
March 11, 2020

Researchers are solving big design challenges of hypersonic flight with a surprisingly small wind tunnel, and it could revolutionize commercial air travel.