Rachel Feltman

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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A simple sound cue played during a short nap made their biases drop.

  • May 28, 2015

They learned to look for certain foods at certain times.

  • May 28, 2015

That moment when you think the world is 6,000 years old and you dig up a 60 million year old fish.

  • May 28, 2015

Using a partial jaw found in Ethiopia, the new species is identified as a close cousin of the famous hominin.

  • May 27, 2015

The robot uses simulations to get to know its own body, which makes it more adaptable when things go wrong.

  • May 27, 2015

The modified virus attacks cancer cells while calling the immune system in for back-up.

  • May 26, 2015

Food myths debunked.

  • May 26, 2015

There’s more than one way to kill a cane toad.

  • May 26, 2015

To study how brood parasites trick other birds into raising their young, researchers need to make a whole bunch of ersatz eggs.

  • May 26, 2015

Scientists intrigued by presence of ice and two mysterious reflective spots on dwarf planet.

  • Mar 6, 2015
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About
Rachel Feltman runs The Post's Speaking of Science blog. She previously wrote on health, science and tech for Quartz and has covered an array of topics, most recently on the foray of electronics giant Samsung into big pharma, how to structure the ideal work day to maximize productivity and happiness (hint: brush your teeth at 2:30 p.m.) and how fighting squid reveal the evolutionary purpose of pain.

Raised in New Jersey (in Eagles and Phillies territory), Rachel graduated from Simon’s Rock with a degree in environmental science. While pursuing a master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting at NYU, she worked as a web contractor for Popular Mechanics and a print writer for Scientific American.
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