Portfolio by Topic

Articles by science writer Davide Castelvecchi, by topic.

You can also browse by publication or by genre.

Note: My clips from Science News, the magazine where I have worked since March 2007, are not listed here.

Cosmology (and string theory)

Can String Theory Explain Dark Energy?
Physics News Update, June 19, 2006

A View of the Universe Before the Big Bang
New Scientist, April 22, 2006

Proof of Big Bang Seen by Space Probe, Scientists Say
National Geographic News, March 17, 2006

The Shape of Universes to Come
New Scientist, July 30, 2005

The Growth of Inflation
Symmetry, December 2004/January 2005

Catching the Cosmic Waves
Science Notes, summer 2004

Astronomy, gravity, and black holes

Dark Energy at Redshift Z=1
Physics News Update, November 22, 2006

You Are Made of Spacetime
New Scientist cover story, August 12, 2006 (with Valerie Jamieson)

A New Breed of Black Hole
Sky & Telescope, April 2006 (not available online)
(also see the German translation in Astronomie Heute)

Quiet at the End
Physical Review Focus, March 3, 2005

Let it Rain
Symmetry, February 2005

Gravity Probe B Drags On
–Unpublished, December 2003


Warming Up to Criticality: Quantum Change, One Bubble at a Time
Science News, March 17, 2007

The Physics of a Valentine Treat: Slower Is Better
Inside Science News Service, February 9, 2007

The Large Hadron Collider: Bring It On!
New Scientist, January 27, 2007

Optical Beehive
Physics News Update, November 29, 2006

Free-Electron Lasers: The Next Generation
New Scientist, January 21, 2006

New Instrument for Solo Performance
Physical Review Focus, May 27 2005

Atom Smashers Shed Light on Supernovae, Big Bang
Sky & Telescope online, April 22, 2005
(Also read it in the Polish translation)

What is direct CP violation?
The Interaction Point, August 2004

Earth and space sciences

Stronger Hurricanes Linked to Climate Change
Physics News Update, September 20, 2006

Pristine space dust found buried in snow
New Scientist, July 11, 2005

Stargazing on Mars
Physics News Update, December 15, 2005

Magnet Theory Meets Earthquakes
Physical Review Focus, July 15, 2005

In Still Waters, Protons Run Deep
Physical Review Focus, April 6, 2005

Archaeology and art conservation

Archimedes’ Secrets Revealed by Atom Smasher
National Geographic News, August 3, 2006

The “Jurassic Park” of Manuscripts
Are We Alone?, May 22, 2005

Art meets science: Renaissance painting inspires interdisciplinary collaboration and unusual museum exhibit
Stanford report, July 21, 2004

Anthropology and cognitive science

Amazon Children “Spontaneously” Understand Geometry
National Geographic News, January 19, 2006

Life Sciences

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Women’s Genes
Physics News Update, February 27, 2007

A New Game of Life
–Unpublished, June 2004

New genetic protection from malaria found in mice
–Unpublished, December 2003


Glass-Like Metal Performs Better Under Stress
Physical Review Focus, June 9, 2005

Hold Still
Physical Review Focus, March 22, 2005

Motoring Oil Drops
Physical Review Focus, February 22, 2005

A Microscope from Flatland
Physical Review Focus, January 24, 2005


Cutting back on lawn-mower pollution
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 29, 2003


Science Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year 2006
Inside Science News Service, December 21, 2006

Wobblology: The Wobbly Table’s Tale
New Scientist, December 23, 2006

Stock Market Criticality
Physics News Update, February 14, 2006

Proofs, Women, and Youth: A New Movie and Some Old Clichés
Inside Science News Service, October 14, 2005

Networking Can Be Critical, Literally
Physics News Update, August 19, 2005

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