Meghan Bartels

Science journalist

I’m currently a news reporter at Scientific American, where you can reach me via email.
Previously, I've worked as a senior writer at and as a news writer at Newsweek.
In 2016, I earned a masters in journalism from New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.
I enjoy writing about topics from the environment to infectious diseases, from archaeology to astronomy.
In previous lives, I worked at an environmental book publisher and majored in classics at Georgetown University.


Featured Freelance Articles:

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Also read:

At Hakai Magazine: Rethinking the Resilience of Salt Marshes, December 15, 2022
At Science Careers: Saying 'yes, and' to science communication, June 12, 2017
At Broadly: A Futurist Consultant Explains How She Developed Terrifying Tech in 'The Circle,' April 29, 2017
At Mental Floss: How the Ancient Greeks Did Math With Letters, Not Numbers, April 5, 2017
At JSTOR Daily: Six Women in Science You Should Know, March 23, 2017
At Nautilus: Born Lucky: The Genetics of the Four-Leaf Clover, February 12, 2017
At Untapped Cities: Cities 101: The Secrets of Central Park’s Winter Routine, January 6, 2017
At Astronomy: The woman who named the moon and clocked variable stars, November 14, 2016
At Nautilus: New York City battles on against Dutch elm disease, July 26, 2016
At Popular Science: Why nor’easters can be so much worse than normal storms, March 18, 2016

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