Scientist-turned-writer Amber Dance covers health and science.
Stories by Amber Dance:
New AI tool can predict in seconds what a movie will be rated
USC Viterbi researchers are using artificial intelligence to identify violent and sexual content in scripts before a single scene is shot.
Air Force veteran dreams of going to space
After graduating from USC Viterbi, astronautical engineering student Edward Proulx hopes to work at NASA and someday explore the final frontier.
New model can forecast daily COVID-19 cases
The data will allow scientists in impacted areas to advise policymakers on mitigating actions such as social distancing and mask mandates.
Imagine a world where your devices worked all day
Ananya Renuka Balakrishna, a new assistant professor at USC Viterbi, is researching ways to create batteries with longer lifespans.
Sane in the city: 5 tips to manage the pressures of life in the urban jungle
Big cities like Los Angeles can overstimulate the senses. USC experts suggest some ways to protect your mental health.
How to teach kids the truth about the dangers of tanning and sunburn
“The sun-exposure behaviors you learn in childhood are the ones you carry with you for life, so we want to brainwash kids early.”
Shark Week gives attention to the big guys, but it wouldn’t happen without the small fry
If not for those largely invisible microorganisms, you wouldn’t have great whites or hammerheads.
USC biologist plays the shell game
Mojave desert tortoises can stand blistering heat, but human activity threatens the lives of these ancient creatures. USC biology doctoral candidate Michael Tuma balances the needs of tortoises and people.