Skyler Ware

Skyler Ware

AAAS Mass Media Fellow, Summer 2023

Skyler Ware is the 2023 AAAS Mass Media Fellow with Science News. She is a fifth-year Ph.D. student at Caltech, where she studies chemical reactions that use or create electricity. Her writing has appeared in ZME Science and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing’s New Horizons Newsroom, among other outlets.

All Stories by Skyler Ware

  1. A close up photo of a car's tire while it drives on a black top road.

    Tear-resistant rubbery materials could pave the way for tougher tires

    Adding easy-to-break molecular connectors surprisingly makes materials harder to tear and could one day reduce microplastic pollution from car tires.

  2. An image of a digital reconstruction of an Asteroxylon mackiei plant.

    A 407-million-year-old plant’s leaves skipped the usual Fibonacci spirals

    Most land plants living today have spiral patterns involving the famous Fibonacci sequence of numbers. But an extinct, ancient plant did not.

  3. A satellite image of the Hunga Tonga volcano when it erupted in 2022 with a large circle of smoke visible in the middle of blue water and other clouds.

    The Hunga Tonga eruption sparked the highest-altitude lightning ever recorded

    The plume from the 2022 eruption spawned flashes of lightning that started 20 to 30 kilometers above sea level.