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Nell Greenfieldboyce

Correspondent, Science Desk

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.

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Trump Selects Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Run The EPA

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A visit to Jupiter's moon Europa in the 2020s is among the upcoming NASA missions that have real potential to search for "biosignatures," or substances that provide evidence of life. NASA/JPL hide caption

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If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

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Labs are now churning out large white diamonds that are indistinguishable from those found in nature. The diamond on the left is lab-grown, while the uncut version of the one on the right was created by millions of years of intense pressure. Michael Rubenstein for NPR hide caption

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Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

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Encore: Scientists Discover Centuries-Long Lifespan Of Greenland Shark

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This rock was found on a British beach. Some scientists believe it could contain fossilized brain tissue. Jamie Hiscocks/University of Cambridge hide caption

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Researchers Say They've Found A Bit Of Fossilized Dinosaur Brain

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Out Of This World: How Artists Imagine Planets Yet Unseen

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The Danaher ELECTronic 1242 voting machine, on display in 2004 at the Franklin County Board of Elections office in Columbus, Ohio. The machines have been in use in the state since 1992. David S. Holloway/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Worries About Paperless Voting Loom Larger This Year

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Obama Declares Humans Should Go To Mars By The 2030s

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An illustration of Rosetta just before Friday's expected landing on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The final approach aims to be only at "walking speed," mission specialists say, but that's enough to tip the antenna away from Earth. ATG medialab/ESA hide caption

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Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

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This rendering shows a snapshot from a cosmological simulation of a Lyman-alpha blob. J.Geach/D.Narayanan/R.Crain/European Southern Observatory hide caption

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Astronomers Find Clues In The Case Of The Glowing Space 'Blobs'

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Under NASA's plan, a spacecraft would get to the asteroid in the early 2020s — then pluck a car-sized boulder from the surface and head back toward Earth, to put the boulder in orbit around the moon. NASA hide caption

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NASA's Other Asteroid Mission: Grab A Chunk And Put It In Orbit Around The Moon

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