Rachel Feltman

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Grab some tissues: An adorable dog named Derby, born with deformed front legs, has been given a set of 3-D printed prosthetics.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Microbes: They’re everywhere, including inside our bodies. But are they really necessary? Not to life, scientists argue in a new paper — but certainly to life as we know it.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Jan Scheuermann has been paralyzed from the neck down for years -- but thanks to a cutting-edge robotic arm, she can move and lift things with impressive dexterity.

  • Dec 17, 2014

New results from NASA’s Curiosity rover are painting a curious picture of the planet’s methane.

  • Dec 16, 2014

It’s science! Very, very cute science. The scientific publishing group Nature has put together a video of the 10 cutest scientific discoveries of the year.

  • Dec 16, 2014

A new study suggests that microbial signatures could help solve sexual assault cases. The science has a long way to go, but there’s no doubt that bacteria have a bright future in forensics.

  • Dec 16, 2014

NASA’s Mercury orbiter has been spotting all of the planet’s impact craters. You can help name them.

  • Dec 15, 2014

A new video from the American Chemical Society gets into the fascinating history of the carrot rumor: It’s actually a story of wartime espionage.

  • Dec 15, 2014

Scientists have created new plastics using the proteins that give squid suckers their bite.

  • Dec 15, 2014

Alisher Usmanov, who spent nearly $5 million for the prize, says the scientist should not have had to sell it.

  • Dec 15, 2014
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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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