Emily Rhode Is a GotScience Contributor

emily-rhodeEmily is a freelance science writer and municipal water resources educator. Her goal is to make science accessible and interesting for everyone. She has worked as an outdoor environmental educator, science teacher, and professional communicator and trainer. You can follow her on Twitter @riseandsci.

Plastic Pollution: An Emerging Threat Beneath Our Feet

Plastic Pollution: An Emerging Threat Beneath Our Feet

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci Tiny plastic particles that can barely be seen by the human eye have made their way ...
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Is Climate Change Causing These Moose to Shrink?

Is Climate Change Causing These Moose to Shrink?

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci The effects of climate change are starting to show themselves in strange and unexpected ways. For ...
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Bioelectronic “Nose” Sniffs Out Food Spoilage

Bioelectronic “Nose” Sniffs Out Food Spoilage

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci One whiff of spoiled meat is usually enough to let us know that we should definitely ...
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Do Wandering Bees Help Spread Disease?

Do Wandering Bees Help Spread Disease?

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci Given the continued growth of the human population, it’s no surprise that our behaviors impact plants ...
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Chemicals Used on Almond Trees Linked to Bee Deaths

Chemicals Used on Almond Trees Linked to Bee Deaths

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci Americans have a serious obsession with almonds. In 2016, 1.2 million metric tons were grown worldwide, ...
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Urban Gardening Benefits Outweigh Lead Exposure Risk

Urban Gardening’s Benefits Outweigh Lead Exposure Risk

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci Three years after the Flint water crisis began, lead in drinking water continues to make headlines ...
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Can You Improve Your Running with Physics?

Can You Improve Your Running with Physics?

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci Running is one of the simplest forms of exercise we can do. It requires no protective ...
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Old Threats Cause New Harm to Endangered Right Whales

Old Threats Still Endangering Right Whales

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci After decades of recovery from the brink of extinction, the North Atlantic right whale is once ...
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Sea Turtles: Josephine the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta). Fish Rock Cave, South West Rocks, NSW. Photo by Richard Ling.

Sea Turtles Fooled by Trash Resembling Their Food

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci With an estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic debris floating in the world’s oceans, marine animals are ...
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Marshall Islands Nuclear Test Radiation

Marshall Islands Radiation Still Too High Decades Later

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci In the years immediately following the end of World War II, the United States government conducted large-scale ...
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Desert Dust Increases Harmful Marine Bacteria

Desert Dust Increases Harmful Marine Bacteria

By Emily Rhode, @riseandsci A new study out of the University of Georgia could help predict blooms of a common but ...
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North American Monkeys: Cebus capucinus. Photo by Sean Mattson, STRI

North American Monkeys Older Than Previously Thought

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci With the formation of the Isthmus of Panama, North and South America became connected by a ...
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Bullfinches in Urban Birds: Barbados. Louis Lefebvre

Urban Birds Smarter, Healthier than Country Cousins

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci Aesop’s fable of the country mouse and the city mouse cautions that city life, while certainly ...
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Female Japanese macaques at the center of their social network had less lice thanks to the extra grooming they receive from their many friends. This was especially true during winter when macaques mate and during summer when they give birth. Photo by Julie Duboscq/Kyoto University

For Macaques, More Friends Means Fewer Parasites

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci What if instead of just hanging out on lunch dates or at happy hour, people sat ...
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Trojan horse cancer treatment

New Cancer Treatment from a DNA “Trojan Horse”

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci In ancient Greece, a clever disguise and a bit of greed was all it took to ...
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conductive concrete

Conductive Concrete May End Flight Delays

By Emily Rhode @riseandsci Every year, thousands of flights are delayed and thousands of car accidents happen due to snowstorms ...
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