About Catherine

Catherine Woods is a 2015 mass media science and engineering fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She worked with the PBS NewsHour in the summer of 2015.

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Science Aug 13

Is diet soda any healthier than regular soda?

People can’t get enough information about artificial sweeteners. Do they help you diet? Do they make you fat? Are they healthier than sugar? Are they healthy? Six artificial sweeteners have passed toxicology tests and been deemed safe by the Food…

Science Jul 31

8 things you didn’t know about humidity

It’s a T-shirt kind of day in Washington, DC: 85 degrees with 63 percent humidity. We all know those numbers mean hot, but what exactly does that humidity percentage tell us? And why should we care? Below, some facts on…

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