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Robin Marantz Henig
Robin Marantz Henig is a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine. She is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, and is the author of eight books on science, including The Monk in the Garden (Houghton Mifflin), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Stories by Robin Marantz Henig
May 28, 2009
Study upon study is convincing scientists that the chemicals we spray on our crops are one cause of a dreaded disease -- especially if we are exposed to them at a young age.
September 1, 2007
Nanotechnology is poised to transform our lives: miraculous cancer treatments, perfect sunscreens, a super new power grid. One problem: Nobody knows if this multi-billion-dollar enterprise is actually safe.
September 1, 2007
Nanomaterials have a much higher surface-to-mass ratio, and while this makes them good for such purposes as water filtering, it also could cause them to interact with body cells that their tiny size allows them to infiltrate.