Hi, I'm Dani. I'm a science writer with a chemistry and art background. Currently a grad student in NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP 37).
What if you could be in two places at once — and one of them was Mars? With avatar robots, you could feel like you’re out of this world without ever leaving the comfort of Earth. A new competition’s sponsors are betting $10 million that engineers can get closer than ever to making science fiction a reality in the next few years.
Take a second and imagine you’re at the beach — warm sand between your toes, clear blue water lapping along the shore, sun warming your back, kites flying high, seashells, sand castles, salty air, surfing, swimming. What makes the ocean so universally calming? Why are people drawn to the sand and sea in the first place?
They make you scream, laugh, and maybe even wet your pants. If you don’t immediately toss your cookies after deboarding, then you run back on line to ride again. Have you ever wondered how roller coasters actually work? Or why people love these awe-inspiring, nausea-inducing behemoths of steel and wood?
It’s the white lotion mom or dad rubbed all over your face, arms, and legs before hitting the beach or sending you off to camp. But what does it actually do besides leaving you with that indescribable scent of summer? And what do the different SPF numbers mean, if anything at all?
In the early morning hours before the People’s Climate March on April 29, a thunderous bang started the day, which only got louder.
A PBS documentary offers an in-depth look at the life and work of “Silent Spring” author Rachel Carson.