Meghan Rosen

Staff Writer, Biological Sciences, Science News

Meghan Rosen is a staff writer who reports on the life sciences for Science News. She earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology with an emphasis in biotechnology from the University of California, Davis, and later graduated from the science communication program at UC Santa Cruz. Her work has appeared in WiredScience, and The Washington Post, among other outlets. Once for McSweeney’s, she wrote about her kids’ habit of handing her trash, a story that still makes her (and them) laugh.

All Stories by Meghan Rosen

  1. Brain

    Mapping word meanings in the brain

    A detailed new map shows that people comprehend words by using regions across the brain, not just in one dedicated language center.

  2. Fossils

    Baby titanosaur was a mini version of its parents

    Fossils show that baby titanosaurs looked like mom and dad. They may have been active and independent from a young age.

  3. Fossils

    How to tell if a T. rex is expecting

    A chemical test of tyrannosaur bone can determine whether the dino was pregnant — and therefore a female.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Scientists link Zika to nerve disease

    The Zika virus is spreading in the Americas. There has also been an uptick in cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Scientists think the two are linked.

  5. Microbes

    Missing gut bacteria linked to poor nutrition in children

    The right mix of microbes in the gut could help prevent — or treat — malnutrition in children.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Flexible electronics track sweat

    A flexible, wireless health monitor that can wrap around the wrist tracks temperature and analyzes sweat to detect signs of too much water loss.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Zika worries go global

    The World Health Organization says the devastating birth defects and brain disorders linked to the Zika virus are an international health emergency.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Zika virus raises alarm as it spreads in the Americas

    Zika virus has been in Africa and Asia for decades. But is has now spread to the Americas. And it may cause a devastating birth defect.

  9. Earth

    Bubbles may have sheltered Earth’s early life

    For Earth’s earliest inhabitants, a bubble on the beach would have been the next best thing to a safety blanket.

  10. Tech

    New e-skin feels heat, textures and more

    Two new developments in electronic “skin” hold promise for making prosthetic devices that can provide a better sense of touch. One gets its great sensitivity from being modeled on the human fingertip.

  11. Fossils

    This prehistoric meat eater preferred surf to turf

    For years, paleontologists thought the fierce, sharp-toothed Dimetrodon made a meal of land-based plant eaters. Not anymore. New fossils suggest aquatic animals were its meals of choice.

  12. Health & Medicine

    These bubbles treat wounds

    New research shows bubble-powered drugs can travel upstream, against the flow of blood, to seal wounds shut.