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.
People Aren’t Just Afraid of the Dark, They’re Afraid of Nighttime
Being Calm Is Contagious—At Least for Roly Polies
'Smelly' Fruit Tastes Sweeter, Even If It Has Less Sugar
This Device That Tells You When to Pee Is Actually Kind of Brilliant
How Much DNA Is There in the World?
Ride Out Summer on an Awesome Geodesic Swing
Eerie Polaroids From the Set of ‘The Shining’
The Science Behind Why People Hate the Word 'Moist'
European Supermarket's Perfume Makes You Smell Like a Barbecue
There's Glass on Mars, and It Could Hold Ancient Life
This Water Bottle Glows When You Need to Drink More
Go to Work in a London Treehouse
How Cities Design the Letter 'M' in 77 Metro Signs Across the World
Mini Beavers Lived in Oregon 28 Million Years Ago
10 Intense Facts About the Giant Weta
Amazing Images of the Hidden Lives of Animals in the Serengeti
People With No Eyes Still See Ghosts
How Do Crows Count?
5 Pieces of Advice From Frank Lloyd Wright
How Do Water Towers Work?
A Minor Blood Test Can Tell You Every Infection You’ve Ever Had
Robots Are Learning to Write Poetry
Are Lions Actually Brave?
Japanese Elevators Could Come With Their Own Toilets Soon
The Woman Who Invented Aquariums
This Creepy Invasive Fish Crawls on Land, Lives for Days Without Water
Buy a Handmade GIF Machine Celebrating the Dawn of Film
Distracted? Stare at a Plant to Regain Focus
Why We Can't Remember Colors Accurately
4 Hurricane Simulators That Whip Up Fake Storms
NASA is Designing a Plane Coating to Slough Off Bugs
Yawning Is Contagious for Some Parakeets, Too
What Will Tomorrow’s Wind Look Like? Check This Map
5 Sounds You Probably Can't Hear
You Can Be Taught Perfect Pitch—Even as an Adult
'Dementor' Wasps Turn Their Victims Into Zombies
Want to Be Less Biased? Take a Nap
16 of the Coolest Playgrounds in the World
This Gigantic Star is Called "Nasty"
Robotic Cockroach Teams Up with Robotic Bird
Robots Can Perform Brain Surgery on Flies
IKEA Might Release an Official Furniture Hack Kit
Scientists Say They've Found a New Species of Human Ancestor
430,000-Year-Old Skull Could Feature Oldest Evidence of Murder
Rare Copy of “The Bell Jar” Up for Auction
Historical Portraits Created From Trash
Why Do Two Buses Arrive at My Stop at Once?
Amazonian Trees Are Arranged by Chemistry
We Mimic the Speech Patterns of People We Agree With
NASA's 46-Year-Old Floating Poop Mystery


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