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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
Scientists Make Artificial Muscles Out of Onion Skin
Science
Jupiter's Moon Europa May Be Streaked With Sea Salt
Weird Science
These Ants Escape Predators With Spring-Loaded Jaws
Fun
Mapping 13 Years of Clouds on Earth
Weird Science
Astronomers Find Mystery Telescope Data Came From Heating Up Lunch
Animals
8 Spiny Creatures You Don’t Want to Meet in the Wild
Videos
Step Inside a Van Gogh Painting With a Virtual Reality Tour
Design
The Stream Systems of the U.S. Visualized As Subway Maps
Science
The Microbiome Could Be the New Fingerprint
Science
There Are 1600-Foot-Tall Waves Under the Ocean
Science
Reading These Words Sets Off Completely Different Brain Processes Than Speaking Them Aloud
Weird Science
Tongue Exercises Can Quiet the Roar of Your Snoring
Animals
12 Ailments Humans And Animals Share
History
Acquaintance Cards: The Polite Way to Say “Can I Follow You Home?”
History
Thomas Edison’s Eerie Talking Dolls Speak After a Century of Silence
Weird Science
Ancient Penis Worm Dragged Itself Around On Super Weird Throat Teeth
Pretty Pictures
Paint-Covered Dogs Shake Out Abstract Art
Design
This Trash Can/Vacuum Combo Makes Dustpans Obsolete
Science
The Strength of the Placebo Effect May Hinge on Your DNA
Animals
11 Adorable Facts About Snow Monkeys
Fun
This Four-Story Crystal Playground Boasts a Trampoline With Alpine Views
Science
A Cure for Procrastination? Think of the Future in Days, Not Years
Science
You Can Change Your Personality If You Want To, Science Says
Art
Buy Yourself a 19th Century Cat Painting at Auction, Stat
Science
These Monkeys Wield Makeshift Hammers And Anvils
Weird Science
Inside the Toxic Explosion Shooting Out of a Beetle’s Butt
Design
This Shirt Comes Pre-Stained To Hide Your Spills
Science
People Use More Electricity If They Autopay Their Bills
Food
Looking to Shop Healthy? Eat an Apple Before You Go
Science
Texting a Stranger During Surgery Can Reduce Your Need for Meds
Design
These 3D Printed Nests Make Homes for City Birds
Fun
This Tiny Robot Can Pull 2000 Times Its Weight
Videos
120 Years of Movies Crammed Into 7 Minutes
Architecture
How American Homes Have Changed Since 1973
Science
Students Focus Better When They’re Standing
Fun
A French Company Will Turn Your Dead Relatives Into Perfume
Big Question
How Many Trees Are There in the Amazon?
History
The Time Swedes Called in Gay to Work
Animals
Young Marmosets Learn Not to Interrupt
History
12 Bizarre Facts About The History of Birth Control
History
An Exhaustive History Of Parisian Record Stores Since 1890
Science
Having A Sister Might Make You Less Competitive
Science
Do Mosquitoes Love You? It Could Be Genetic
Big Question
How Much Paper Would It Take to Print the Internet?
Science
You Can Feel Emotion in the Palm of Your Hand
Slideshow
11 Wholesome Facts About Kale
Slideshow
10 Off-the-Wall Patents From History
Slideshow
15 Hilarious Hidden Camera Selfies by Animals
Article
16 of the Coolest Playgrounds in the World
Slideshow
16 of the Coolest Playgrounds in the World
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