Sarah Emerson

Sarah is a San Francisco-based Motherboard reporter covering the environment, tech culture, and science oddities. You can reach her on email or on Twitter (@SarahNEmerson).

International Space Station

Former ISS Executive Charged With Allegedly Expensing Sex Workers to NASA

Charles Resnick, former chief economist for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is accused of allegedly defrauding the government and misusing NASA money.
Sarah Emerson
4.17.19
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NASA Says it Caused Otherworldly Lights in the Arctic Circle

A NASA rocket launch mission that painted the Arctic sky was compared to an “alien attack.”
Sarah Emerson
4.10.19
climate change

Climate Change Activists Stripped Semi-Naked In British Parliament

“There is an emergency. It is not Brexit. It is the climate and ecological emergency.”
Sarah Emerson
4.1.19
humpback whales

A Mysterious Ocean ‘Blob’ Might Have Kept Female Whales From Getting Pregnant

Scientists believe the blob gives us a grim look at how climate change could affect whales.
Sarah Emerson
3.20.19
climate change

Catastrophic Temperature Rise In the Arctic Is 'Locked In,' UN Report Says

“What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.”
Sarah Emerson
3.15.19
Sex

Woman May Have Had Allergic Reaction to Drugs in Partner’s Semen

"To our knowledge, this is the first reported case."
Sarah Emerson
3.13.19
Drugs

Rats Appear Less Anxious After Microdosing DMT, Scientists Find

But the powerful psychedelic drug still needs “much more research.”
Sarah Emerson
3.5.19
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Toxic Black Snow Is Covering Towns in Siberia

“The future of our children is terrifying.”
Sarah Emerson
2.20.19
polar bears

Dozens of Polar Bears Overtake Russian Island and Cause State of Emergency

"Daily life is in turmoil."
Sarah Emerson
2.11.19
antarctica

NASA Discovered a ‘Disturbing’ Glacier Hole Two-Thirds the Size of Manhattan

A new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory found that 14 billion tons of ice have almost entirely disappeared from Thwaites Glacier in the last three years.
Sarah Emerson
2.3.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Revealing Arctic Landscapes Not Seen For 40,000 Years

A new study of Baffin Island's glaciers suggests that modern temperatures represent the warmest century in 115,000 years.
Sarah Emerson
1.28.19
CRISPR

Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies ‘Will Be Dealt With Seriously,’ Chinese Investigators Say

A report by Chinese authorities on Monday alleged that He Jiankui violated ethics and research integrity in editing the DNA of human babies.
Sarah Emerson
1.23.19
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