Deborah Balthazar

Science writing intern, Fall 2022

Deborah Balthazar was the Fall 2022 science writing intern at Science News. She has previously worked as a hyperlocal government reporter and a substitute science teacher. She holds a B.A. in biology with minors in English and chemistry from Caldwell University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in science journalism from New York University.

All Stories by Deborah Balthazar

  1. Tech

    Could Star Trek replicators exist?

    Experts break down what’s possible and what’s not for this classic science-fiction invention.

  2. Animals

    Rats can bop their heads to a musical beat

    Rats’ rhythmic response to human music doesn’t mean they like to dance. But it may shed light on how brains evolved to perceive rhythm.

  3. Tech

    Can we build Baymax?

    Baymax may be science fiction, but soft robotics is not. Experts break down Baymax’s parts and show what’s coming in the future.

  4. Tech

    Underwater cameras get a new power source — sound!

    Needing no batteries, a new digital camera can run almost continuously to offer new, deeper insights into the ocean world.

  5. Math

    Meet the newest additions to the metric system

    The metric system just got its first update in 30 years. New prefixes will help scientists interpret the biggest — and smallest — numbers.