Rachel Gold is a senior staff writer from Rockville, Maryland on the Science & Research beat. Even though she could spend all day learning about the awesome work Brown researchers are up to, she likes to mix in rooting for her family’s favorite sports teams, trying crossword puzzles, and exploring the great outdoors.

Articles by Rachel Gold (25)

Rachel Gold: Speak to all pasts, and they shall teach thee

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Rachel Gold: Speak to all pasts, and they shall teach thee

May 24, 2019 0 comments

On Earth Day this year, my friends and I stood on the Main Green for a few hours and asked passersby to guess the age of our planet.

Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

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Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

April 24, 2019 0 comments

When we think about climate change, we should think about the Younger Dryas. You probably haven’t heard of the Younger Dryas, a cold period that started 12,900 years ago — at the end of the last glacial period — with a 10˚C cooling over two centuries, and ended 1,200 years […]

Students divided over location of proposed performing arts center

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Students divided over location of proposed performing arts center

April 27, 2017 0 comments

The undergraduate student body is split on whether the center should be built in its proposed location along the Walk between main campus and Pembroke.

For years, the University has been home to scholars and students pursuing innovative approaches to research and pedagogy on brain science.

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Brain science at forefront of Brown scholarship priorities

October 20, 2016 0 comments

One could say the brain is an interdisciplinary organ.

Rui Maria de Araújo, prime minister of the sixth constitutional government of Timor-Leste, speaks in the Joukowsky Forum during a discussion examining the birth and development of the tiny island nation.

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Timor-Leste founders talk nation-building

September 28, 2016 0 comments

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste arrived in Providence to reflect on the transition from a political movement to a sovereign nation.

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Watson reports put price tag on post-9/11 wars

September 22, 2016 0 comments

The money flows out — from public and private coffers to military contractors, overseas partners and veteran hospitals.

Researchers confirmed the legitimacy of an ancient Maya astrological calendar, which was discovered under questionable circumstances.

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Maya codex deemed oldest text in Americas

September 15, 2016 0 comments

The Grolier Codex, a Maya astrological manuscript, can now be considered the oldest known book produced in the Americas.

Named next dean of admission, Powell to draw on experience as student, administrator

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Named next dean of admission, Powell to draw on experience as student, administrator

June 2, 2016 0 comments

As the Class of 2016 walked out of the Van Wickle Gates last weekend, Brown was preparing for the classes of 2021 and beyond to walk through them.

The Brown University Data Center, a cavernous room filled with rows of servers and neatly stacked cords, is the concrete manifestation of the campus’s elusive internet cloud, maintained by a team of watchful observers.

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At Brown’s data center, technology changes but people don’t

April 28, 2016 0 comments

The Internet as a cloud is an especially satisfying metaphor: It captures the incomprehensible mass of the globe’s data in one fell, simple, ethereal swoop.

Jill Tarter, chair of Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Research at the SETI Institute in California, lectured on the potential for life on other planets and the likelihood of encountering it within this century.

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SETI Institute chair discusses potential for extraterrestrial life

April 21, 2016 0 comments

Somewhere out there — buried under ice in our solar system, waiting on a deep-Milky Way exoplanet — lies the answer to the question, “Are we alone?”