Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore

I'm a Boulder, CO-based journalist.

Journalist, historian, editor. Author of the Colorado Book Award-winning book The Heroine's Bookshelf (Harper, 2010). That's me!

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The stinky truth: Deodorant can change your body's bacteria

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Could fear of terrorism be deadlier than terrorism itself? A neuroscientist weighs in.

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mental_floss

This Is What Anne Frank's Arrest Looked Like

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can transplanted brain cells cure Parkinson's?

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Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian

The Card Catalog Is Officially Dead

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Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian

The Sun Stole Part of Mars' Atmosphere, and NASA Was Watching

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Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian

This Ear Was Made With Vincent Van Gogh's DNA

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can a simple map change the way we think about diversity?

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Crunching the numbers on cancer’s financial toll: On average, patients see a 20 percent drop in income within two years

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Will tiny polymers replace bomb-sniffing dogs?

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: How are hospitals trashing the planet?

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Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian

Someone Just Paid $826,000 for the Greatest Cat Painting of All Time

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur Genius: How does the brain remodel itself?

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can a fake leaf commercialize photosynthesis?

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

How filthy is the International Space Station? An astrobiologist weighs in.