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
A new startup plans to strap direct air capture technology to balloons and float them into the atmosphere to collect and store carbon dioxide.
Researchers are finding out how to send fish eggs to the moon so that one day we will be able to farm fish on the lunar surface.
New evidence shows that plants have been genetically modifying themselves for decades in a process called lateral gene transfer.
A new genetic test offers prospective parents a "polygenetic risk score," or an estimate of their potential offspring's predisposition to certain conditions.
By turning human cells into induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers hope to finally map the genetic path to Alzheimer’s disease.
The new Google Earth Timelapse feature lets us scan the globe and look back from the present day to 1984 to see how human action and natural forces have changed the planet since the 1980s.
Phytomining, a technique that uses trees to soak the metals out of contaminated soil, could offer new ways to mine for metals that are more sustainable than the existing, environmentally destructive methods.
Researchers found that feeding dairy cows just a touch of seaweed dramatically lowered the amount of methane emissions they released.
Electronic waste is the fastest-growing garbage stream in the world. This nonprofit is counting on it to give formerly incarcerated people a head start.