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Sarah Wells

Science Journalist

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I am interested in the philosophical questions of science and technology, and have been known to wax poetic about dead mathematicians and the ennui of light particles from time to time. 

I completed my B.A. in English (with double minors in physics and computer science) at Clark University in 2017 and my M.S in Science Journalism at Boston University in 2018.

 

Since 2018, I have been freelancing for publications like Popular Mechanics, Motherboard, Symmetry Magazine, and PBS Space Time -- among others. I cover all things technological from emotional robots to the strange world of machine learning and quantum computing as well as physics, space, food, and science history. 

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Inverse: 54 years ago, a computer programmer fixed a massive bug — and created an existential crisis

Inverse: 54 years ago, a computer programmer fixed a massive bug — and created an existential crisis

Image Credit: Alexander Glandien

PBS Space Time: How Luminiferous Aether Led to Relativity

PBS Space Time: How Luminiferous Aether Led to Relativity

Mercury Online: Searching Hubble’s Archive for Hidden Gems

Mercury Online: Searching Hubble’s Archive for Hidden Gems

Image: Spiral galaxy NGC 1309 hosted a supernova in 2012. By searching through archival Hubble data from 2005-2006, astronomers found out the type of star that exploded: a remnant white dwarf. [NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and A. Riess (JHU/STScI)]

Freethink: Could VR Change How You Trip on Ketamine?

Freethink: Could VR Change How You Trip on Ketamine?

Motherboard: The Birder Who Wants Black Youth to See Themselves in STEM

Motherboard: The Birder Who Wants Black Youth to See Themselves in STEM

Image Credit: MICHELLE URRA

Gizmodo: Happy Birthday to Dorothy Garrod, One of the First Women Archaeologists

Gizmodo: Happy Birthday to Dorothy Garrod, One of the First Women Archaeologists

Dorothy Garrod, circa 1913 Image: Newnham College, Cambridge

Aerospace America: Putting our minds to space travel

Aerospace America: Putting our minds to space travel

Popular Mechanics: TK

Popular Mechanics: TK