Bethany Brookshire has a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in philosophy from The College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She was a 2019-2020 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, the winner of the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award and the Three Quarks Daily Science Writing Award, among others.

All Stories by Bethany Brookshire

  1. A warm-weather pika gathers more moss

    Warmer temperatures are causing some populations of the American pika to disappear in the mountain west. But one population has figured out a warm weather solution: a high fiber diet composed mostly of moss.

  2. Catch a ‘falling star’ with the smartphone in your pocket

    A new free app helps you track meteors and contribute to science.

  3. Smithsonian debuts teen learning center

    The best way to get inspired by science is by doing it. An exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History hopes to excite teens with a state-of-the-art science experience.

  4. Measuring rain with your windshield wipers

    Windshield wipers get rid of rain so you can see. But what if you could also use the windshield wipers of your car to measure rain? A new study says that we could, and it might help us learn more about the rainfall where we live.

  5. This holiday season, give the gift of doing science

    Whether it’s going on a nature walk, building something together, or using an app, you can help get a kid excited about science.

  6. Get started in computer science with an Hour of Code

    This week is Computer Science Education Week. To honor it, some big names in tech have put together hour-long tutorials to get you started on coding.

  7. Interview: Biology teacher goes the extra mile

    Eureka! Lab interviews Myron Blosser, the winner of the 2013 Virginia Outstanding Biology Teacher Award and a biology teacher at Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, Va.

  8. Sparticl: Finding good science on the web

    A new site hunts down reliable links to solid science on the Web — articles that even young teens can enjoy and understand.

  9. Using citizen science to find a new taste

    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is collaborating with Purdue University to study the genetics of taste, and they need volunteers to help.

  10. Comic artist brings invasive species to the funny pages

    Jan Eliot, the artist of the comic strip “Stone Soup,” heard about a study showing that teachers release invasive species into local habitats. She decided to write an educational comic about invasive species.

  11. Science education video series brings evolution to life

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has released a new video series on evolution that brings science to the classroom.

  12. Can you build the next chemistry set?

    A new competition from the Society for Science & the Public is out to reinvent one of science’s most beloved traditions.