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Carolyn Y. Johnson

Johnson joined the Health team as a science writer in 2008. She also has covered telecommunications and tech culture for the Business section. Johnson was a physics and English major at Amherst College and earned her master’s degree in science writing from MIT.

Latest stories

MIT researchers are fighting extreme poverty with science

By , Globe Staff

The poorest of the poor live on $1.25 or less a day. How can science help?

Science in Mind

Microbes can be used to identify individuals, Harvard team says

By , Globe Staff

The latest privacy threat could come from the distinct community of microbes that live in and on your body.

Science in Mind

Rocket explosion dashes BU students’ space hopes

By , Globe Staff

For three years, ambitious BU students have been working to be the first amateur group to launch a hybrid rocket into space.

Harvard engineering students devise ultimate BBQ smoker

By , Globe Staff

Harvard students used the scientific method in search of the perfect brisket.