Mary Alexandra Agner

Mary Alexandra Agner

I'm a freelance writer.

I've worked with Argonne National Lab, Muse, Sky & Telescope, and others. Member NASW, NESW, Broad Universe, VPXX.

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Musep16feb2017issue article
cricketmedia.com

Muse February 2017 Science@Work Valerie L. Buxton Behavioral Ecologist

Met Valerie L. Buxton, park ranger turned frog wrangler. Buxton began her biology career as a kid collecting caterpillars and chasing butterflies. ... Here she shares how tips on how to make a recording of a Cope's gray tree frog calling---and how to use it for conservation.

Pollachius pollachius aquarium article
acs.org

"Frozen Fish Stick Blues" in the April 2016 issue of ChemMatters

I am indebted to Dr. Roxane Karimi, Dr. Celia Chen, Dr. Stephen Koch, Dr. Jessica Polka, and Dr. Arthur Carty for jumpstarting my research for this story.
This photograph © Citron / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Blue mussel mytilus edulis article
acs.org

"Stuck on You" in the February 2016 issue of ChemMatters

Many thanks to Dr. Jian Yang for his help with one of the sidebars in this story.
Photo used here by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.de.

polutexni.com

Sculpting Science in Polu Texni

Mara Haseltine leans over the side of the boat as she lowers the weighted net into the Seine. Haseltine is fishing for plankton...

Mus1601 26 s w scales article
cricketmedia.com

Muse January 2016 Science@Work: Helen Scales Marine Biologist

Meet Dr. Helen Scales— deep-sea diver, author, and seashell whisperer. She visits ocean animals in their native habitats and tells their stories.
Here she shares secrets about the hidden lives of seashells.

.aps.anl.gov

Hidden Carbon in the Earth's Core | Advanced Photon Source

Hidden Carbon in the Earth's Core | Advanced Photon...

ideas.ted.com

A surprise from your gut: Good blood pressure | ideas.ted.com

A surprise from your gut: Good blood pressure | ide...

Sky & Telescope

Inside the May 2015 Issue - Sky & Telescope

Fight to save dark skies, find a hidden agenda in craters on the Moon, learn how century-old plates are enabling new science, and more in the May 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope....

Sky & Telescope

Table of Contents

Feb 27, 2015 ... 20 Old Glass, New Insights. Astronomers working with historic photographic plates are making novel discoveries. By Mary Alexandra Agner....

906285 article
escapistmagazine.com

Solar Sails: Not Just Special Effects

Sci-fi like Avatar and Star Wars depict spaceships using solar sails, but NASA has a real solar sail mission planned....

Rrsim 500 430 article
cambridgesciencefestivalblog.blogspot.com

Cambridge Science Festival Blog: Safety First

Cambridge Science Festival Blog: Safety First

791691 article
escapistmagazine.com

Touring Titan: The Alien Sights of Saturn's Largest Moon

NASA's Chief Scientist takes us on a guided tour of the wonderfully alien sights of Saturn's largest moon, Titan....

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aps.anl.gov

Acid and Iron Make the Most Sugar | Advanced Photon Source

Dec 16, 2014 ... Mary Alexandra Agner. See: Hideyo Inouye1, Yan Zhang1, Lin Yang2, Nagarajan Venugopalan3, Robert F. Fischetti3, S. Charlotte Gleber3, ......

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aps.anl.gov

New Materials for Capturing Carbon Dioxide from Combustion Gases

Apr 9, 2014 ... Mary Alexandra Agner. See: Patrick Nugent1, Youssef Belmabkhout2*, Stephen D. Burd1, Amy J. Cairns2, Ryan Luebke2, Katherine Forrest1, ......

No show conf 2013 article
paperdroids.com

No Show Conference is a Must See

Sep 20, 2013 ... Paper Droids contributor Mary Alexandra Agner had the pleasure of attending this year's No Show Conference, one of the best conferences for ......