About Teresa @teresa_carey
Teresa L. Carey is a Science and Social Media News Fellow at PBS NewsHour.
Teresa’s Recent Stories
Nation Aug 21This restaurant takeout service swaps styrofoam for sustainable
After big cities like San Francisco banned businesses from using styrofoam containers, a woman from Durham, North Carolina, who was fed up with the plastic trash began her own crusade. When her efforts toward passing a local ban failed, she…
Science Jul 24As glaciers shrink, iceberg tourism booms
Scientists are concerned that global warming is destabilizing glaciers and ice shelves, creating larger and more frequent icebergs, like the Petermann Ice Island and the iceberg off the Innaarsuit settlement in Greenland.
Science Jul 17Why are yawns contagious? We asked a scientist
The average adult yawns 20 times per day. And when you feel a yawn coming on, it can be nearly impossible to suppress. But why does being around other yawners make you yawn?…
Science Jun 06Meet a robot offering care and companionship to seniors
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a Northern Virginia startup is using new technology and a sense of humor to care for the elderly. The NewsHour’s Teresa Carey reports.
Science May 24Smart guns exist. Why aren’t they on the market?
In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School and Santa Fe shootings, which have sparked an outcry for stricter gun regulations, many technology developers are turning toward innovation.
Science Apr 19This year’s cherry blossoms in 360-degrees
Watch velvety petals drift in the breeze coming off the Potomac River.
Science Mar 15Our ancestors in East Africa were making sophisticated tools far earlier than we thought
Three new studies rewrite the timeline on early human innovation and long-distance trade.
Science Mar 09Does Tamiflu work? We asked a scientist
When the flu strikes, many rush to the doctor for Tamiflu, but there is debate over the complications it can treat.
Science Mar 06How to save energy in your home with these smart, affordable upgrades
Five experts provided their recommendations for smart upgrades to help improve your standard of living by making your home a little "smarter."…
Science Jan 24Finding a complete dolphin skeleton to study isn’t easy, unless you have a dolphin graveyard
This dolphin and whale graveyard may hold the secrets to cetacean lifestyles.