Science Writing Clips

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Researchers test alternative to antibiotics--eggs

Physics explains the notorious spitball

In the wake of recent ejections of pitchers for using "foreign substances," why umpires are always on the lookout for the outlawed spitball — and how the illegal pitch works

Scientists work to make crispy, tasty fried potatoes a little healthier 

Spectacular Perseids meteor shower competes with excessive lights 

How light pollution spoils astronomical events and how municipal codes and protected lands can preserve a dark night sky as a resource

Army of citizen scientists help researchers track hurricanes

Gluten-free beers are more costly to make but boost Lakefront Brewery sales 

UW researcher seeks ways to extract components of acid whey

30 years of severe seizures ended by surgery

New laser ablation surgery calms debilitating seizures caused by a previously inoperable tumor

Bee happy: UW researchers help growers improve pollinator habitats

Whooping crane hatching season produces hope and concern

Lake Michigan water levels rapidly rise after record lows 

After years at lower-than-average levels, Lake Michigan waters are buoyed by cooler temperatures and precipitation

Scientists chase elusive Poweshiek skipperling butterfly

Conservationists bear witness to the mysterious decline of an endangered butterfly

Innovative UW research center uses games to promote learning

Pluto flyby completes survey of planets

Invasive algae more widespread than thought in area lakes

Invasive snails that threaten waterfowl found in new waters

Merging art, science, lakefront fireworks bring chemistry to life

The brilliant colors and booming sounds of Fourth of July fireworks are the result of harnessing centuries-old chemistry

Venus, Jupiter to be at their brightest tonight

Students tackle water challenges in Wetskills competition

UW researcher's X-ray project helps map skeleton of galaxy

31,000-year-old X-rays help researchers triangulate a mysterious neutron star hidden in the dust of the Milky Way

Researchers monitor antibiotic-resistant bactera in waterways

Pope challenges world to respond to man-made climate change

Zoo keeps animals healthy, happy, with play, exercise

UW researchers find mood improvements in menopausal hormone therapy

Are allergy problems worse this year? No--but yes

Allergy seasons ebb and flow, but longer ragweed-flowering seasons are bad news for sufferers

The Observer

Research center erects new wind turbine

Sustainability, entrepreneurship event benefits Kids Against Hunger

KSL acquires Cleveland Play House archives

University debuts first phase of internationalization strategy

CWRU researchers make promising discoveries in Alzheimer’s research

Cleveland 2030 to foster energy efficiency in downtown building district

CWRU alumni power electronic medical record revolution

Press Releases

Scientists discover how plants tailor growth to the seasons

A "molecular memory" of light exposure helps plants track the sun in the short days of winter

Controlling light: New protection for photosynthetic organisms

Farming amoebae carry around detoxifying food

Five-cent chemistry: Replacing noble metals with nickel

Scientists discover ancient safety valve linking pollen to bacteria

Other Pieces

Our 2015 ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellow Reports Back From a Summer of Science Journalism

Communicating plant biology (Sense About Science USA Panel Summary)

Eric Hamilton Awarded 2015 ASPB/AAAS Mass Media Fellowship