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.
Health & Medicine
A new project hopes to use a technology in just about everyone's pocket to help track mosquitoes that can cause some of the deadliest diseases in the world.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Every year thousands of Thai farmers make the trip above the Arctic Circle in Finland to pick berries. Some call the work exploitative, but the farmers keep coming.
Conflict & Justice
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.
Arts, Culture & Media
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät is a Finnish punk rock band. All of the members have intellectual disabilities. But that hasn't kept them from winning the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.
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.