About Jenny @jennymarder
Jenny Marder is digital managing editor for the PBS NewsHour
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Science Jan 12Galaxy Clusters, Blue Stars and Cosmic Explosions
Skywatchers gathered in Austin, Texas, this week at the 219th American Astronomical Society meeting. Here's a look at some of the most exciting interstellar space findings, and the images that accompany them.
Science Jan 05Ants, Supersized
Researchers have found they can activate the development of supersized "supersoldier" ants. The study is published in the journal Science on Thursday. Here are some photos of pheidole ants, captured by biologist and photographer Alexander Wild, who studies the evolutionary…
Science Dec 21The Science of Snow Crystals
It's true: no two snowflakes are alike. But they come in more shapes than you might think. Check out some samples in this slideshow.
Science Dec 15Asteroid Vesta Revealed
On December 12, Dawn maneuvered into its closest orbit yet around giant asteroid Vesta. The spacecraft is now circling Vesta at an altitude of about 130 miles. Since NASA's spacecraft dawn snapped into orbit around the object, it has been…
Science Dec 13Just Ask: Hunt for Higgs Continues; Scientists Work to Separate the ‘Signal from the Noise’
Protons collide at CERN's CMS experiment Image by Thomas McCauley, Lucas Taylor/CERN. What does the Higgs boson mean to physics, and how will particle physicists know when they've found it? Evidence of the elusive Higgs Boson may be peeking out…
Science Dec 08Science, Skin Deep
Carl Zimmer's latest book, "Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed," includes a virtual gallery of science-inspired tattoos, the stories of the scientists behind the ink and the science behind the stories. Here is a sample from his book.
Science Nov 22Extreme Weather, Krypton 81 and Bunnies with Terminator-like Vision
Science panel: Get Ready for Extreme Weather A special report issued on Friday from the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focused on heat waves, floods, droughts, storms and other extreme weather events resulting from climate change.
Science Nov 17Drooling Electrons, Thermodynamics and Beta Decay … in Verse
// In Mala Radhakrishnan's world, where oxygen and palladium atoms clamor to get into the most sought-after beaker and tortured carbon atoms become boron swans, chemistry is rife with mystery, jealousy and, yes, romance. Radhakrishnan, assistant professor at Wellesley College,…
Science Nov 10‘Hacker’ Group Safecast Crowdsources Radiation Data in Japan
// We officially launch a new feature today we're calling "Science Thursday." Each week, we'll feature an online-exclusive multimedia piece on a topic in the world of science and technology. Here's what's up first. On Thursday's NewsHour, science correspondent Miles…
Science Nov 07Mysterious Noncoding DNA: ‘Junk’ or Genetic Power Player?
On a regular basis, reporter Jenny Marder tackles a question in science and technology news. It's a feature we call "Just Ask." Today our topic is DNA. What is noncoding DNA, and why do we need it? In 1953, James…