Rae Ellen Bichell

Rae Ellen Bichell

Rae Ellen Bichell is a science journalist based in Colorado. She previously covered biomedical research and basic science for National Public Radio.

Bichell learned the audio ropes at member stations in Nashville and Seattle, and at NPR as a 2013 Kroc fellow. As a Fulbright grantee in Finland, she learned that ice swimming and reindeer spine soup are not only tolerable, but even enjoyable.

At Yale, she studied anthropology, journalism, and anything that involved handling insects and plants.

You can find her on Twitter @raelnb.

Recent Stories


In Finland's 'open prisons,' inmates have the keys

How did Finland moved having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons, where prisoners — even those convicted of crimes like rape and murder — can be gradually eased back into normal life.

Land Rising

Parts of Sweden and Finland are bucking the trend of global sea-level rise. Since the ice that covered them during the last Ice Age melted, their land is bouncing back up and growing larger.