Katherine Ellen Foley

Health and Science Reporter

Katherine is a health and science reporter with Quartz based in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.A. in journalism from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP 33), and her undergraduate degree is from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where she studied science, tech and international affairs.

Seals can be scientists, too

This 2011 photo from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service motion-activated camera shows an elephant seal in the Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Southern California. Motion-detecting wildlife cameras devices are getting smaller, cheaper and more reliable, and scientists across the United State are using them to document elusive creatures like never before.

Who says the best researchers have to be human? A team of scientists recently published the first in-depth paper (paywall) on a deepwater current surrounding…

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