Roni Dengler is a 2017 AAAS mass media science & engineering fellow. She recently earned a doctorate in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Beyond the lab bench, she acted as editor-in-chief for a graduate student-run blog Science Buffs and co-organized several science and science communication symposiums, including the upcoming ComSciCon Rocky Mountain West.
Roni’s Recent Stories
Science Aug 17Giant plankton eat and transport plastic through the ocean
Giant larvaceans -- bizarre and beautiful zooplankton -- can transport ocean plastic and may introduce it into the food chain.
Science Aug 15This chewing gum detects dental disease
European scientists develop a chewing gum for spotting oral infections with peri-implant disease.
Nation Aug 095 stories you probably missed that deserve a closer look
The White House had a difficult time last week defending some of the president’s statements. The issue: reconciling what he said happened with what actually happened. The Boy Scouts of America pushed back Wednesday on a claim from the…
Science Aug 04Why Death Valley and the Pacific Northwest are so hot right now
Heat waves are burning up the West Coast. Here’s why things are so toasty right now.
Science Aug 03This ancient asteroid family reveals clues about the birth of the solar system
An international team has tipped the debate on the origins of the solar system with the discovery of one of the oldest known asteroid families.
Science Aug 01Study confirms how lead got into Flint’s water
The absence of a water treatment -- called orthophosphate -- was a major contributor to lead contamination in Flint, University of Michigan chemists confirmed.
Health Jul 31Almost half of all opioid misuse starts with a friend or family member’s prescription
Easy access to prescriptions through friends and family facilitates more than half of the opioid misuse in the U.S., according to a survey of more than 50,000 adults.
Science Jul 25The moon may be hiding a lot of water under its crusty exterior
For years, scientists thought our moon was a dry expanse. But, new evidence suggests the lunar mantle is wet on a global scale.
Science Jul 19Humans have made 8.3 billion tons of plastic. Where does it all go?
The plastic debris housed in landfills and natural environments — currently 4.9 billion metric tons — will more than double by 2050, scientists reported Wednesday in Science Advances.
Science Jul 12These stairs recycle your energy so they’re easier to climb
Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have built energy-recycling stairs that store a user’s energy during descent and return energy to the user during ascent.