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Nala Rogers

Science Writer

Washington DC

Nala Rogers

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Call of the Beachmaster

A young male elephant seal known as U145 is about to make his move. He has spent the morning watching a dozen female seals lounging on a strip of beach at California’s Año Nuevo State Park.
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The Fountains of Enceladus

Enceladus, a tiny moon orbiting Saturn, is one of the solar system's most active objects. More than 100 distinct jets of water burst through four massive cracks near the moon's south pole. The water simultaneously freezes and boils when it hits the cold vacuum of space. Hundreds of miles above, the jets merge into a single plume of ice particles.
NASA Visualization Explorer Link to Story
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Specialized grants allow ex-scientists to restart careers

Morag Maskey had been a full-time mother for three years when her son Ben was diagnosed with autism. Ben responded to therapy, learning to control his outbursts and connect with other children at his nursery school. An environmental scientist by training, Maskey was fascinated by her son’s progress.
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Heart Rate Monitors for Shellfish May Help Purify Rivers

In tanks at the University of Iowa, mussels equipped with heart rate monitors are purifying water with their excrement. Like human heart monitors, the gadgets glued to the mussels’ shells provide information about activity and metabolism. But in the mussels’ case, this information is helping researchers understand how mussels cleanse the water of agricultural runoff.
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Forests could be a thrifty way to fight ozone pollution

Planting trees may be a cost-effective way to reduce ground-level ozone, a toxic component of smog that contributes to the deaths of about 152,000 people annually worldwide, according to new research. The study is the first to lay out a practical plan and examine the economic impacts of lowering ozone levels with trees.
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About

Nala Rogers

I am a staff writer at Inside Science, where I cover the Earth and Creature beats. I have written for Science, Nature, Scientific American, the University of Utah, and other outlets. In my free time I like to play with wildlife.

Phone: 801-949-2128
Email: nalarogers42@gmail.com