Sofie Bates is the Fall 2019 science writing intern at Science News. She holds a degree in genetics from the University of California, Davis, as well as a master’s in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her writing has appeared in Science, Mongabay, Inside Science, and The Mercury News. As a science videographer, she has filmed and edited videos for Inside Science and The Mercury News.
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All Stories by Sofie Bates
Humpback whales catch fish using bubbles and flippers
Scientist for the first time have captured details of humpback whales’ hunting tactics on camera.
Sunflower-like rods could boost efficiency of solar collectors
A new material bends to follow the sun. Rods made from it could soak up far more of the sun’s light than ordinary solar collectors.
Saturn now reigns as the solar system’s ‘moon king’
Saturn now boasts at least 82 moons, surpassing Jupiter’s 79 natural satellites.
Health & Medicine
Could disabling one protein cure the common cold?
Cold viruses — and there are many — seem to need this human molecule to spread.