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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

Climate Crisis
Autonomous Trash-Eating Boats Clean Up Water Pollution
trash wheel
Climate Crisis
Autonomous Trash-Eating Boats Clean Up Water Pollution
New designs in autonomous boats, and a trash wheel that intercepts drifting trash, act as on-the-water trash-eating machines.
April 17, 2021

New designs in autonomous boats, and a trash wheel that intercepts drifting trash, act as on-the-water trash-eating machines.

Outer Space
Scientists Measure Mars' Core — and It Is Shockingly Big!
mars core
Outer Space
Scientists Measure Mars' Core — and It Is Shockingly Big!
For the first time, scientists have measured Mars’ core — and found it is much bigger than expected.
April 11, 2021

For the first time, scientists have measured Mars’ core — and found it is much bigger than expected.

Genetics
A Single Gene Turns On Humans' Rapid Brain Growth
brain organoids
Genetics
A Single Gene Turns On Humans' Rapid Brain Growth
Researchers have looked at gene expression in human brain organoids compared to other apes to discover the genetic mechanism crucial to triggering the human brain's rapid growth.
April 11, 2021

Researchers have looked at gene expression in human brain organoids compared to other apes to discover the genetic mechanism crucial to triggering the human brain's rapid growth.

CRISPR
How Scientists Finally Got Gene Therapy to Work
What is AAV Gene Therapy
CRISPR
How Scientists Finally Got Gene Therapy to Work
Gene therapy shows promise for treating diseases and the longstanding mysteries of medical science. But what is gene therapy and how does it work?
April 10, 2021

Gene therapy shows promise for treating diseases and the longstanding mysteries of medical science. But what is gene therapy and how does it work?

Genetics
A Major Huntington's Trial Has Failed. Here's Why There Is Still Hope.
huntingtons disease treatment
Genetics
A Major Huntington's Trial Has Failed. Here's Why There Is Still Hope.
A simple genetic test can determine a person's fate for one of the worst diseases on the planet. But research offers new hope for Huntington's disease.
April 10, 2021

A simple genetic test can determine a person's fate for one of the worst diseases on the planet. But research offers new hope for Huntington's disease.

Food Waste
Ex-Walmart Employee Aims to Solve America’s Food Waste Problem with AI
food waste solutions
Food Waste
Ex-Walmart Employee Aims to Solve America’s Food Waste Problem with AI
Food waste makes up nearly a quarter of landfill material. A new startup aims to change that by automating the process of trucking produce with artificial intelligence.
April 10, 2021

Food waste makes up nearly a quarter of landfill material. A new startup aims to change that by automating the process of trucking produce with artificial intelligence.

Genetics
Argentina’s Songbirds Explain a Mysterious Type of Speciation
sympatric speciation
Genetics
Argentina’s Songbirds Explain a Mysterious Type of Speciation
With the help of a group of songbirds, researchers have uncovered the mystery of an evolutionary process called “sympatric speciation.”
April 9, 2021

With the help of a group of songbirds, researchers have uncovered the mystery of an evolutionary process called “sympatric speciation.”

Sustainability
What Is the Future of Wave Energy?
wave energy
Sustainability
What Is the Future of Wave Energy?
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the first commercial-scale, utility grid-connected test site for wave energy.
April 6, 2021

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the first commercial-scale, utility grid-connected test site for wave energy.

VR
The Surprising Cure to Cybersickness – Using VR Underwater
cybersickness cure
VR
The Surprising Cure to Cybersickness – Using VR Underwater
Cybersickness is similar to motion sickness, but it comes from using electronic screens like virtual reality. A new study shows that aquatic VR could be the cure.
April 4, 2021

Cybersickness is similar to motion sickness, but it comes from using electronic screens like virtual reality. A new study shows that aquatic VR could be the cure.