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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

Digital Detectives
An Invite to Hack Voting Machines
voting machines
Digital Detectives
An Invite to Hack Voting Machines
Voting machines may have security vulnerabilities, so the largest supplier is inviting pro hackers to find them.
August 9, 2020

Voting machines may have security vulnerabilities, so the largest supplier is inviting pro hackers to find them.

Medicine
Researchers Create Blueprint for the “Love Hormone” Receptor
love hormone
Medicine
Researchers Create Blueprint for the “Love Hormone” Receptor
The shape of the love hormone receptor is finally revealed in a 3D map created by researchers at the University of Zurich.
August 9, 2020

The shape of the love hormone receptor is finally revealed in a 3D map created by researchers at the University of Zurich.

Robotics
Japan Automates Construction With the First Bot-Built Dam
robots taking over jobs
Robotics
Japan Automates Construction With the First Bot-Built Dam
A Japanese construction company has robots taking over jobs that are understaffed, due to a labor shortage.
August 4, 2020

A Japanese construction company has robots taking over jobs that are understaffed, due to a labor shortage.

Robotics
A Humanlike Brain Means This Smart Robot Can See, Feel, and Think
smart robot
Robotics
A Humanlike Brain Means This Smart Robot Can See, Feel, and Think
A smart robot that uses neuromorphic computing, may one day “think” like humans.
August 3, 2020

A smart robot that uses neuromorphic computing, may one day “think” like humans.

Virtual Reality
Building Trees in the Metaverse Might Actually Save the Forest
3d models of trees
Virtual Reality
Building Trees in the Metaverse Might Actually Save the Forest
NatureXR, a new collective, is the first to build 3D model trees, then have scientists certify them as "real” for virtual reality.
August 2, 2020

NatureXR, a new collective, is the first to build 3D model trees, then have scientists certify them as "real” for virtual reality.

Medical Innovation
Human-Like "Organ Chips" Could Eliminate Animal Studies
organ chips
Medical Innovation
Human-Like "Organ Chips" Could Eliminate Animal Studies
To rapidly test for COVID-19 treatments without animal studies, researchers make a model human body out of “organ chips.”
August 2, 2020

To rapidly test for COVID-19 treatments without animal studies, researchers make a model human body out of “organ chips.”

Genetics
Gene Therapy Gives Hope for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Genetics
Gene Therapy Gives Hope for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
A boy received the first gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is able to walk once again.
August 1, 2020

A boy received the first gene therapy trial for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is able to walk once again.

Aerospace
What a Simulated Mars Mission Can Teach You About Life
simulated mars mission
Aerospace
What a Simulated Mars Mission Can Teach You About Life
After a simulated Mars mission, researchers come home with lessons we can all live by.
July 26, 2020

After a simulated Mars mission, researchers come home with lessons we can all live by.

CRISPR
Small Protein, Big Breakthrough for CRISPR Gene Editing
crispr gene editing
CRISPR
Small Protein, Big Breakthrough for CRISPR Gene Editing
A new protein opens doors for gene editing by gaining access to hard-to-reach areas of the genome.
July 25, 2020

A new protein opens doors for gene editing by gaining access to hard-to-reach areas of the genome.