Rachel Feltman

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The spacecraft that sails on sunbeams launches May 20 for its first real test.

  • May 6, 2015

The unfortunately named worms are also pretty difficult to find in the fossil record -- unless you look for their terrifying teeth.

  • May 6, 2015

The galaxy is so distant that we see it as it was 13 billion years ago, pushing the boundaries of our view of the early universe.

  • May 5, 2015

It pushes back the origin of modern birds by some 6 million years.

  • May 5, 2015

Despite what you may have heard recently, your facial hair is not a toilet.

  • May 4, 2015

How to get the most cancer-fighting antioxidants in your guac (and then keep it from turning brown).

  • May 4, 2015

Almost 40 years later, the galaxy long long ago is still pretty futuristic when it comes to holograms.

  • May 4, 2015

“And that's how cool science happens, folks: playing around with stretchy whale guts in the lab.”

  • May 4, 2015

It’s the first freshly-brewed coffee in space.

  • May 4, 2015

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

  • Mar 6, 2015
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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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