Top 5 Things To Do in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas is one of my favorite places in America! I love it so much that I moved back here after graduation, and I want to share one of my favorite cities with my fellow bloggers and web searchers! Here are a ~few~ things that I think is exceptionally fun in Houston, Texas! 1) Immerse yourself in history at Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson … Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do in Houston, Texas

A blooming treat in the desert

Story originally published on the Arizona Sonora News Service This year’s superbloom in southern Arizona was a bright and colorful sight that will soon be fading into the glare of summer. With rains late in the winter season and cooler temperatures continuing through the winter, wildflowers thrived throughout the region from March to April.   “We’ve had more flowers this year than in many years past,” said Andy Fisher, the … Continue reading A blooming treat in the desert

‘Shooting stars’ and the quest to collect meteorites

Story originally published on the Arizona Sonora News Service Imagine being flown out into the middle of the Russian wilderness by helicopter. The helicopter drops you off with rations and supplies to last you a few weeks, which you’ll carry around with you. There is no Wi-Fi, no television, no bathing except in the frigid river water – and no civilization in sight. You won’t … Continue reading ‘Shooting stars’ and the quest to collect meteorites

Mt. Wilson Observatory, California

My work at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory took me on an unexpected trip to Mount Wilson, California. Mt. Wilson is a 100+ year old observatory about 35 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest. It’s a beautiful 1.5 hour drive and there are also hikes that lead visitors through the observatory. Mt. Wilson is often overlooked by travelers hoping … Continue reading Mt. Wilson Observatory, California

Asteroid Sample Return at the University of Arizona

Asteroid Sample Return at the University of Arizona By Emmalee Mauldin Located down in the depths of the Gerard P. Kuiper Space Sciences Building on campus at the University of Arizona lies a laboratory for an extraterrestrial sample not even acquired yet. The University of Arizona is the proud manager of the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission, which will be utilizing these labs in a few years. … Continue reading Asteroid Sample Return at the University of Arizona

How I fell in love with science journalism

I’ve always been a science nerd, ever since I was a little girl. Growing up, my favorite place to visit in my hometown was the natural history museum and my favorite subject in school was always science. I wanted to be an astronaut or a marine biologist. When I reached middle school, I got really into journalism. I loved reading the newspaper, always checking the … Continue reading How I fell in love with science journalism

Science at Tumamoc Hill

Hello everyone! I am currently in a multimedia class for my journalism degree and I produced this video about Tumamoc Hill, a small little hill located southwest of downtown Tucson. The video is a little rough around the edges and my camera isn’t the best at video, but I’m still learning. I’ve also written a conjoining story to go along with the video, in case … Continue reading Science at Tumamoc Hill

The American Bullfrog: The Frog that Eats Its Own

I wrote a story about a frog… and it is honestly one of my favorite stories out of everything that I have ever written! It’s about the American Bullfrog and, without giving away too much detail, the scientists that I encountered while writing this piece were just as peculiar as the frogs themselves. Imagine brief, hot summer rains in the American southwest. The hum of … Continue reading The American Bullfrog: The Frog that Eats Its Own