Shaunacy Ferro

Shaunacy Ferro is a senior staff writer for 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.
This Is How Sound Affects the Way Your Food Tastes
Computer Beats a Professional “Go” Player for the First Time
What the Aftermath of the East Coast Snowstorm Looked Like From Space
Want to Lucid Dream? Hit the Snooze Button
You Can Now Bid on Orville Wright’s Patent Documents for the Invention of the Airplane
A Fashionable, Comfy Flotation Device You'll Actually Want to Wear
Inside the Lost Subway Tunnels of Los Angeles
Describe Your Coffee Like a Pro With This Visual Guide
Not Following Your Calling Is Worse Than Not Having One, Study Finds
Migrating Whooping Cranes Will No Longer Get a Plane Escort from the Government
Keep Track of the Brews You've Sipped With This Scratch-Off Beer Poster
9 Apps All Young Adults Should Have on Their Phones
Animated Map Shows Migrations of Birds in the Western Hemisphere
There are 39 Kinds of Snowflakes
Watch the Sunrise From Space (Where Astronauts See It Every 90 Minutes)
Sea Slugs Store the Toxins They Eat to Poison Their Enemies
Why Spider-Man Wouldn’t Actually Be Able to Climb Walls
Anxious People Lean Left, Study Finds
This Prosthetic Arm Can Be Controlled With the Mind
Oldest Evidence of Warfare Found in Kenya
This App Helps You Decipher Medieval Handwriting
A 3D Printer That Can Make Intricate Concrete Designs
11 Facts About the History of Circus Elephants
9 Figure Skating Moves From a 1921 Ice Skating Manual
How You Deal With a Breakup Depends on Your Beliefs About Personality
8 Anatomical Images From the 15th Century
London's Bike Share is Getting Safety Lasers That Project Individual Bike Lanes
The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Has More Than 2900 Squares
World’s Oldest Tea Found in Chinese Tomb
Brewer's Yeast Creates Love Nests in Wasps' Digestive Tracts
What Classic Literature Looks Like Without the Words
Dogs Really Can Read Your Emotions, Study Says
6 Secrets of Being a Reddit Moderator
Make a Custom Pillow Pet Out of Your Cat’s Picture
Reveal How New York Has Changed With This 'Scratch-Off' Map
Standing Desks May Be Good for Your Mind, Too
The Future of American Public Transportation in One Map
What It’s Like to Swim Through Poop All Day at Work
This Smoking Magpie is the British Pizza Rat
Puff Adders Can Hide Their Smell From Predators
The Paradoxical Ways Bike Helmets Make Us Less Safe
Scientists Have Mapped the Seafloor Using Gravity
A Portable, Dry EEG Could Change the Way We Monitor Brain Activity
A Smart Pill Could Study Your Farts Before You Release Them
Your Tone of Voice Affects How You Feel
All the Money on Earth, in One (Giant) Visual
Doctors Are Testing Freeze-Dried Poop Pills to Treat Obesity
Last Survivor of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Dies
CMYK Swatch Calendar Changes Color Schemes Every Day
Arctic Plankton Use the Moon to Navigate in Dark Winters


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