In pursuit of her stories, NewsWorks science blogger Faye Flam has weathered storms in Greenland, gotten frost nip at the South Pole, and floated weightless aboard NASA's zero-g plane.
She has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology and a certificate in science communication from UC Santa Cruz. She interned at The Economist before taking on the physics and cosmology beat at Science. A longing to write for the general public brought her to The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she started two weekly science columns, Carnal Knowledge and later, Planet-of-the-Apes.
She has won several fellowships and awards, including first prize in the Keystones for a piece on a wrongful murder conviction. In addition to writing for NewsWorks, she critiques her science writing colleagues for the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, run out of MIT.