Jennifer Ouellette

Science journalist Jennifer Ouellette is a senior writer at Ars Technica and former science editor for Gizmodo. She is the author of four popular science books for the general public: The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (2010), The Physics of the Buffyverse (2007), and Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales from the Annals of Physics (2006), all published by Penguin. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian Magazine, SlateDiscover, Salon, Nature, Mental Floss, Physics Today, Physics World, and New Scientist, among other venues.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll.

Scripps Research CEO Peter Schultz joined the institute’s research arm with Calibr’s high-throughput screening system to radically cut the costs of developing drugs and the time between drug discovery and FDA approval.

From Bench to Bedside

By connecting medical research to drug testing, Scripps Research and its Calibr division aim to radically shorten the time between discovery and FDA approval for new drugs. 

The Milky Way shines over the Las Campanas observatory in Chile, one of the facilities that helped to confirm the existence of gravitational waves last summer. The orange cloudlike effect in the sky comes from an especially bright atmospheric afterglow.

Star Wars

When scientists in California and around the world finally solved the mystery of gravitational waves last year, only one question remained: Who should get credit for the discovery?

Left to right, Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work detecting gravitational waves. They were the leaders of a much broader collaborative effort.

Winning the Nobel Prize

Since the dawn of humanity, humans have noticed the nearly perfect tableau of the night sky — the planets, sun ...

Douglas Fudge, a marine biologist at Chapman University in Orange County, hold up a sheet of hagfish slime.

Snot Snakes

Last year, 7,500 pounds of live eel-like creatures spilled all over an Oregon roadway and caused a five-car pileup. Meet the hagfish.

Marco Lopes, neuroscientist and operations lead at Neuroverse, dons an EEG cap and sensors to link his brain activity to a computer.

Thinking Machines

Many in Silicon Valley — including Elon Musk and Facebook — see brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) as the next technology gold rush.

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars from Aug. 17.

Astronomers Catch Gravitational Wave

Astronomers are over the moon for a 130 million-year-old collision between two stars