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Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is a senior staff writer for MentalFloss.com. Her work has previously appeared in Fast Company, Popular Science, and Architect magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and spends most of her free time taking photos of her cat.
Science
How Bats Avoid Hitting Obstacles With Echolocation
History
How Some of the First Plastic Contacts Were Made
Fun
Delicious Meals Knit From Wool
Science
6 Scientific Explanations for Ghosts
Science
Scientists Identify the Chemical That Makes Death Smell Scary
Books
5 Bookish Facts About American Reading Habits
History
40 Years Ago, the Women of Iceland Went on Strike
Science
Mindfulness Might Create False Memories, New Study Finds
Food
5 Famous Chefs Show Off the Inside of Their Fridges
Fun
Infographic: How LEGO Brick Colors Have Changed Throughout the Years
Technology
Technology Can Put Someone Else’s Expressions on Your Face
Videos
In Wales, People Run Marathons Against Horses—and Sometimes Win
Space
See a Full View of the Earth Every Day with NASA's New Site
Science
These 3D-Printed Teeth Kill Oral Bacteria
History
Dick Cheney Once Complained That Donald Rumsfeld Drank Too Much Coffee
This Just In
Yoga Can Help Imprisoned Men Be Better Fathers, Study Says
Science
Cornell Engineers Create Foam Heart
BRAIN[y]
For Parkinson's Patients, Dancing Is Medicine
Science
Physicists Find That Animals’ Top Speeds Are Proportional to Body Length
Architecture
Twisty Art Museum/Bridge Spans a Norwegian River
History
Dartmouth Researchers Authenticate Controversial Photo of JFK's Assassin
Videos
Watch Flesh-Eating Beetles Devour Dead Animals
Animals
Robber Ants Spend Their Days Stealing From Other Nests
Music
Preview an Opera About New York City's Dramatic Urban Planning History
Science
Scientists Create Artificial Skin That Can Detect Pressure
Animals
8 More Absurd Facts About Armadillos
Food
What Part of the Cow Is the Ribeye?
Space
A Stop-Motion View of the First Moon Walk
Science
Early Humans Probably Didn’t Get Much Sleep
Science
Bees Love Caffeine, Too
Technology
Watch Robots Learn How to Take a Tumble Safely
Books
Read 'Moby Dick' Online, One Line at a Time
Videos
Take in This Bird's-Eye View of London
Space
The European Space Agency Employs a Falcon to Keep Its Equipment Clean
Design
A Bathing Suit That Cleans the Ocean as You Swim
Books
9 Ways Artists Have Imagined 'Alice in Wonderland'
Design
Explore the Art of Subway Mosaics With This Comprehensive Site
Museums
New Museum on the Brothers Grimm Opens In Germany
WHY?
Why Do Some Farts Stink and Some Farts Don't?
Space
NASA Releases Super High-Resolution Video of Jupiter
History
Time Capsule Film From a 1950s Mental Hospital Is Full of Mysteries
Science
The Science Behind a Relaxing, Hallucinatory Float in a Dark Tank of Water
Science
Watch a Levitating Drop of Water Turn Into a Star
Books
Watch a Writer Hammer Out His Novel in Real Time
Science
Babies May Need to Move Their Tongues to Understand Speech
Science
Beet Juice Can Reduce Altitude Sickness
List
11 Fragrant Facts About Trash
Fun
Turn Boring Text Into Ballads With This App
Science
Neuroscientists Create a Digital Rat Brain
Design
8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind
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