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Jessica Hullinger

Writes about: science

Jessica Hullinger is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. She likes to write about science, history, innovation, and life in NYC for such publications as mental_floss, Fast Company, and FORTUNE. Prior to going freelance in 2014, Jessica was Assistant News Editor at Fast Company, and before that she was TheWeek.com's Audience Development Manager, where she oversaw social media and traffic initiatives. Jessica has a soft spot for her home state of Indiana, an undying love for public radio, and an inexplicable obsession with archaeology.

The Science of Why Pets Are Good for Kids
This Fish Makes Its Own Sunscreen
The Dog of the Future is a Robot
Inside the World's Largest Hurricane Simulator
Researchers Created Spiders That Spin Super-Silk
This Airplane Seat Knows When You're Nervous
Scientists Created "Ghosts" in the Lab
How Chewing Gum Prevents Songs From Getting Stuck in Your Head
What Killed the Neanderthals?
Why Do Humans Have Chins?
An Espresso Machine Designed for Space Travel
6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Supermarkets
Robots Are Coming for Your Kitchen
7 Clever Hunting Tricks Used in the Animal Kingdom
The Science of Why You Shouldn't Eat at Your Desk
Researchers Say Mold Might Make You See Ghosts
9 Things You Can Do to Feel More Confident
This Perfume is Activated by Sweat
9 Things Lawyers Look for When Picking a Jury
A Way to Get Every Last Drop of Ketchup
These Flowers Change Color on Demand
Tongue Rolling and 5 Other Oversimplified Genetic Traits
Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is So Good For Us
7 Things We Can Turn Off and On in the Brain
Explaining This Octopus' Amazing Camouflage Skills
6 Fascinating Facts About Oxytocin, the "Love Hormone"
Computers Can Now Perform Magic Tricks Thanks to Artificial Intelligence
Scientist Turns Peanut Butter into Diamonds
9 Ways to Enhance Your Music-Listening Experiences
11 Problems That Music Can Solve
Why Do Dead Whales Explode?
Why Do Slugs Love Beer?
Dinosaurs Needed Babysitters, Too
Doctors Say We Should Let Students Sleep in Longer
The Salmon Cannon Helps Fish Travel Upstream
What Does Space Smell Like?
7 New Robots Designed to Do Human Jobs
Scientists Created a Water Tractor Beam
Isolated Amazonian Tribe Contracts the Flu From Outsiders
This Sixth-Grade Science Fair Project Shocked Scientists
When a Black Hole Dies, Is a White Hole Born?
Meet the World's First Family Robot
Pelagornis sandersi, the Largest Flying Sea Bird
Learning a Second Language as an Adult Keeps Your Brain Young
How Does the Farmers' Almanac Work?
6 Elaborate Plots to Prevent Tornadoes
Why Do Koalas Hug Trees?
Why Did We Invent Pants?
Here's What Happens When Fish Get Drunk
6 Plants That Are Masters of Disguise
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