A cell biologist in her early years, Kendall Powell has been a science journalist for the last 13 years while secretly yearning to be a reproductive biologist. The closest she’s come has been writing features about pregnancy myths and elusive oocyte stem cells for places such as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Nature, Discover and other publications. She also chronicles the career joys and struggles of young scientists. She lives near Denver and enjoys eating s’mores under the stars with her husband, daughter and son.
Work published elsewhere
Pregnancy myths, and how difficult they are to prove or dispel
Debunking some dearly held old wives’ tales with science.
Researchers look for effective treatments for a common problem: nausea
Why we get queasy and new treatments to ease nausea.
The future of the postdoc
With too few research positions, where will these highly trained scientists end up?
How a giant camel and other Arctic fossils will help predict future climate change.
The waiting game
Long delays to publish research results stifle scientists and progress.