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Stories by Eliene Augenbraun

Fingering Fake Whiskeys with Isotopes

Whiskeys claimed to be from the 19th century are revealed to be made with much more recently grown barley, thanks to the unique isotopic fingerprint of the nuclear-testing era.  

February 6, 2020 — Eliene Augenbraun

Fido’s Human Age Gets New Estimates

By comparing how DNA gets altered over the lifetimes of people and dogs, researchers came up with a new way to compare canine years with human years.

December 27, 2019 — Eliene Augenbraun

Jupiter's Red Spot Is Red Hot

What Jupiter’s spot is not, is tranquil. New infrared images taken by Boston University scientists on a NASA telescope in Hawaii show that whereas Jupiter’s north and south poles are heated by strong magnetic fields, its large, stormy red spot generates its own heat by a different mechanism...

August 9, 2016 — Eliene Augenbraun
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