Jennifer Weeks

All Stories by Jennifer Weeks

  1. Health & Medicine

    Food supplements can make you sick

    Drugs must past safety testing before they can be sold. But food supplements don’t have to meet the same standards.

  2. Archaeology

    Diving deep into history

    New technologies help underwater archaeologists learn more about shipwrecks and other artifacts at the bottom of rivers, lakes and oceans.

  3. Agriculture

    Profile: A human touch for animals

    Temple Grandin uses her own autism to understand how animals think. The animal scientist is famous for fostering the humane treatment of livestock.

  4. Chemistry

    Cool Jobs: Saving precious objects

    Museum conservators are experts at protecting and restoring precious objects. Along with art or history, many also have studied chemistry, physics, archaeology or other scientific fields.

  5. Chemistry

    Chemistry: Green and clean

    “Green” means environmentally friendly and sustainable. Green chemistry creates products and processes that are safer and cleaner — from the start.

  6. Environment

    China exports pollution alongside goods

    Many companies have moved the plants that make their products to developing countries, such as China. But the pollution linked to making those products can travel around the world.

  7. Earth

    Nature’s coast guards

    Barrier islands aren’t just for beach vacations — they protect coasts from storms and flooding.