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NPR | January 29, 2023

The World Health Organization issued the statement as the novel coronavirus, calling it an "unprecedented outbreak." Here's what we knew — and didn't know — about the virus at that time.


Chemical & Engineering News | May 3, 2022

Gojo Industries chemist says the pandemic made her a better bench chemist and gave her a Twitter platform


Science News | September 21, 2021

At 26, Miramontes synthesized an active ingredient in one of the first birth control pills


Chemical & Engineering News | January 2, 2021

The University of Colorado chemist is communicating directly with the public about how people can protect themselves


Chemical & Engineering News | July 3, 2018

Massive clinical trial including developing nations demonstrates carbetocin is no less effective or safe than oxytocin


Princeton Alumni Weekly | October 25, 2017

‘Lazy’ microbes reveal their secret drugs when they must work to get nutrients


Forbes | June 12, 2017

Bring up the topic of opioid painkillers, and you’re almost certain to hear an idea that goes like this: People believed, or were allegedly led to believe, that opioid painkillers pose less of an addiction risk than they actually do. What comes up less often is that, in the opioid field, this has happened before.


Forbes | April 2, 2017

Bees— we know by now they’re important for our environment and our food system. That doesn’t stop somebody who’s been stung from wishing they’d go away. Now here’s a tidbit that might change your mind even in those moments of pain.


Chemical & Engineering News | July 21, 2014

A clearer picture might pave the way for new painkillers



Chemical & Engineering News | July 26, 2021

University of Aveiro microplastics researcher and veterinarian recommends policy priorities for dealing with plastic waste


Science News | April 21, 2021

Embedding enzymes in the material causes it to rapidly break down without creating microplastics


Science News | June 19, 2019

Chemists are finding better ways to extract biodegradable materials from crustaceans and insects


Chemical & Engineering News | June 15, 2018

Headlines about plastic-eating organisms belie tough, competitive road to development


Forbes | January 9, 2016

New year, new face scrub? President Obama has signed into law the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which bans microbeads, a common ingredient in personal care products. Tiny microbeads have turned out to be a big problem. Here's what you need to know.



Knowable Magazine | May 3, 2023

A next-generation instrument on a delayed Martian rover may be the key to answering the question of life on the Red Planet


Colgate Magazine | Winter 20222

NASA planetary scientist Liz Rampe ’05 studies minerals on Earth that provide insights into Mars.


Princeton Alumni Weekly | April 21, 2021

What is the next frontier for humankind? If you guessed the moon or Mars, Charles Wohlforth ’86 invites you to think again. In Beyond Earth(Pantheon), Wohlforth and planetary scientist Amanda R. Hendrix make a case for Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, as the likeliest location for human colonization.

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Forbes | July 31, 2015

Despite its bumpy landing, Philae -- the first human-made object to land on a comet -- managed to capture a cornucopia of chemistry data.



DCist | August 10, 2022

When Angie Duran learned that Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema had missed an opportunity to name a single local female sommelier during his weekly live chat recently, she fired up Instagram and started posting.
Her posts and others’ gave way to action.


DCist | April 21, 2022

Iterations of veggie and chicken sandwiches and its kathi rolls — flatbreads stuffed with flavorful chicken tikka, lamb, or paneer cheese and peppers — made it onto the menu.


Science News | April 3, 2020

Results could pave the way for a rare natural blue pigment to color food, clothes and more


DCist | November 7, 2018

We spoke with restaurateurs and chefs around the city to generate a Washington vegan wish list.


DCist | September 7, 2018

It’s a delicious paradox: a tropical-tasting fruit that grows wild in D.C.’s own backyard. It’s the pawpaw, and its legend seems to grow every year.


Princeton Alumni Weekly | April 4, 2018

Biologists Margarita *09 and Andrew Womack *11 met at Princeton, thanks to a postdoc turned Cupid. She had spent childhood weekends at her father’s restaurant in Colombia and appreciated Andrew’s science-minded approach to food, wherein Thanksgiving “involves Excel spreadsheets.” Three sons and two D.C. careers later, the Womacks took an entrepreneurial turn.


Scientific American | November 14, 2017

We picked a peck of pickle pictures to show you how helpful bacteria and salt transform this cucumber into a tangy treat.

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Princeton Alumni Weekly | April 26, 2017

“If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about wine, whether there’s really a discernible difference between a $20 and $200 bottle, or what would happen if you pushed your senses to their limits ... Well then, I have some people I’d like you to meet.” With that, Bianca Bosker ’08 introduces us to Cork Dork (Penguin), an account of her quest to demystify that most intimidating of tipples.

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Scientific American | November 22, 2016

Don’t settle for limp, soggy turkey skin—use science when you roast your bird to get that perfect, crackling bite.

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Forbes | August 19, 2015

Researchers sought ways to improve supermarket tomato taste without a major overhaul of commercial processing. Compared to standard tomatoes each of their three flavor-saving strategies leads to higher levels of important tomato flavor compounds.


Chemical & Engineering News | January 13, 2014

MIT researchers debuted two scientific cocktail toppers - a cocktail boat and floral pipette - that they developed in collaboration with celebrity chef José Andrés. 

I scripted, edited and narrated this video.

Winner, Eddie Digital Award- Best Video (B-to-B)

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