Rachel E. Gross
Rachel E. Gross

Rachel E. Gross is the science web editor at Smithsonian. 

Science
May 23 2016 7:31 AMWhat Is Up With Cicadas?Why they come out so infrequently, what they do in the interim, and most importantly—are they edible?
The Slatest
May 6 2016 1:57 PMA Frozen Produce Recall Has Just Been Expanded, and It’s Huge
The Slatest
May 5 2016 1:39 PMThe FDA Is Finally Cracking Down on E-Cigarettes. It Also Plans to Find Out What They Actually Do.
The Slatest
April 29 2016 1:13 PMOne Lone Weasel Grinds the World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider to a Halt
The Slatest
April 22 2016 6:40 PM16-Year-Old Girl Known For Breaking Up Fights is Killed in a Fight
Moneybox
April 20 2016 11:54 AMWhy Is It So Hard to Get Clean Weed?More marijuana growers—and more marijuana users—want pot that’s “organic.” Here’s what’s harshing their mellow.
Science
April 14 2016 3:29 PMCan SeaWorld Redeem Itself?As it moves to stop captive breeding, there’s a future for SeaWorld that might actually benefit animals, instead of harm them.  
Medical Examiner
March 31 2016 12:10 PMTo Pee, or Not to PeeCan holding in your urine really give you blood clots? Only sometimes.
Sports Nut
March 25 2016 2:51 PMThe Gray Lady on Gray MatterWhat’s new in the New York Times’ big, front-page story on the NFL and concussions?
The Slatest
March 17 2016 1:56 PMSeaWorld Is Finally Ending Its Orca Breeding Program Because It Has No Other Choice
Working
March 10 2016 4:46 PMHow Does a Fitness Instructor Twerk—Um, Work? A D.C. Zumba guru chats about how she got her twerking classes started. 
Moneybox
March 9 2016 1:26 PMPeople Have Been Sickened at Chipotle. Again.
Working
March 7 2016 11:45 AMThe “What’s It Like to Be a Twerking Instructor?” EditionMeet a fitness instructor who tells you how to shake it, shake it.
The Slatest
March 3 2016 2:10 PMPsychologists Call Out the Study That Called Out the Field of Psychology 
Working
March 1 2016 1:21 PMThe Duo Behind D.C.’s Best Asian Supermarket  Ikuyo and Yoshio Tanabe, owners of Hana Market, talk about what it’s like to run D.C.’s only Japanese supermarket.
Science
May 12 2016 9:30 AMThe Secret Language of Campus SquirrelsBerkeley researchers read the body language of a twitchy, anxious mammal.
The Slatest
May 5 2016 3:53 PMMedical Errors Have Become So Common That They Are Now a Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. 
Moneybox
May 2 2016 4:07 PMClassic First-World-Problem Lawsuit: Woman Accuses Starbucks of Putting Too Much Ice in Iced Coffee  
The Slatest
April 27 2016 3:28 PMEmployee Found Dead of Gunshot Wound in Conference Room at Apple Headquarters
The Slatest
April 22 2016 1:27 PMChimps Still Ill and Dying in Labs Long After NIH Retirement Decision
The Slatest
April 14 2016 4:33 PMUC–Davis Spent $175,000 Trying to Wipe the Internet of Its Pepper-Spraying Scandal
The Slatest
April 14 2016 1:16 PM“Affluenza” Teen Who Nearly Escaped Punishment After Killing Four People Gets Two Years Jail Time  
Wild Things
March 28 2016 12:29 PMSome Historically Fueled Guesses on What Russia Will Do With Its War Dolphins
The Slatest
March 17 2016 5:42 PMHere Are the Parts of the U.S. Most at Risk for a Zika Outbreak 
Moneybox
March 11 2016 4:36 PMNestle Just Recalled Frozen Meals Containing a Special Ingredient: Glass Shards
The Slatest
March 10 2016 1:35 PMWe Keep Sending Decontamination Bots into the Fukushima Reactor, and They Keep Dying
Working
March 8 2016 4:24 PMNot Your Average Cup of JoeA D.C. coffee chemist chats about his quest for the perfect roast and the community he built along the way. 
The Slatest
March 6 2016 9:05 PMBest Lines From the CNN Democratic Debate
Working
March 3 2016 1:15 PMCannabis With a Side of ScriptureThe owners of a D.C. dispensary discuss their dreams of selling pot to make their parents proud.
The Slatest
March 1 2016 10:32 AMResearches Discover First Concrete Evidence Linking the Zika Virus to Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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