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.

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Harvard class cooks up the ultimate BBQ smoker

By , Globe Staff

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

Apollo-era auction brings back memory of computer science pioneer

By , Globe Staff

Margaret Hamilton was a pioneer in the discipline, credited with coining the term “software engineering.”

PETA calls for probe into monkey deaths at Harvard

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An animal activist group has asked the Worcester district attorney to investigate monkey deaths at Harvard’s primate center.

Science In Mind

Rare cancer cells may seed resistance to therapy

By , Globe Staff

Researchers are edging closer to knowing exactly how cancers will be able to survive a drug’s onslaught.