Nell Greenfieldboyce is a NPR science correspondent.
With reporting focused on general science, NASA, and the intersection between technology and society, Greenfieldboyce has been on the science desk's technology beat since she joined NPR in 2005.
In that time Greenfieldboyce has reported on topics including the narwhals in Greenland, the ending of the space shuttle program, and the reasons why independent truckers don't want electronic tracking in their cabs.
Much of Greenfieldboyce's reporting reflects an interest in discovering how applied science and technology connects with people and culture. She has worked on stories spanning issues such as pet cloning, gene therapy, ballistics, and federal regulation of new technology.
Prior to NPR, Greenfieldboyce spent a decade working in print, mostly magazines including U.S. News & World Report and New Scientist.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins, earning her Bachelor's of Arts degree in social sciences and a Master's of Arts degree in science writing, Greenfieldboyce taught science writing for four years at the university. She was honored for her talents with the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists.
- Scientific Specimens Are Going Online, But Much Remains Hidden In Storage
- Sleeping Octopuses May Have Dreams, But They're Probably Brief
- NASA To Test Rocket In The Next Step Toward Returning To The Moon
- How A Building Block Of Life Got Created In A Flash
- Reading A Letter That's Been Sealed For More Than 300 Years — Without Opening It
- CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson's One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine
- Ancient Trees Show When The Earth's Magnetic Field Last Flipped Out
- What's In Tattoo Ink? Why Scientists Want To Know
- Why A Musician Breathed New Life Into A 17,000-Year-Old Conch Shell Horn
- Friend Or Foe? Naked Mole Rats Can Tell By A Unique Squeak
- Pandemic Advances Scientific Understanding Of Viruses' Air Transmission
- Out Of This World: 2020's Amazing Achievements In Space