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
Scientists have sequenced the DNA from the ear bone of an ancient cave bear, an extinct relative of the polar and brown bears.
Soft robots could get more muscular with a new soft gel that becomes tougher when subjected to vibration.
Epic has released a new character creation tool in Unreal Engine, called MetaHuman Creator, that helps you render an almost endless selection of near-photorealistic digital people.
Researchers used computer models to evaluate wetland restoration scenarios and found that strategic wetland placement is the key to cleaning up water pollution.
Scientists have uncovered the genetic underpinnings of the duckweed, the fastest growing plant, and it could help optimize future crops.
Scientists created an intelligent material that acts as a brain by physically changing when it learns. This is an important step toward achieving a "quantum brain.”
Researchers have figured out a way to cloak the AVV so it can sneak past the human immune system and deliver its gene therapy payload undetected.
Scientists modified brain tissue from modern humans to carry a gene that once belonged to Neanderthals.
Researchers taught an AI to make artificial genomes, which could advance genetic research without compromising the privacy of individuals.