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.
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
Where Does the Hashtag (a.k.a. Octothorpe) Come From?
This is What the World Looked Like to Columbus
Scientists Swap Genders of Disease-Carrying Mosquitos
This Table Sucks Up Heat to Lower Your Electric Bills
Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Helps Paralyzed Man Drink Beer, Make Smoothies
Hyenas Are Way Friendlier Than You Think
The First Plastic Billiard Balls Routinely Exploded
14 Fascinating Facts About Ocean Sunfish
One Species of Wolf Spider Can Purr to Potential Mates
An Earth Flag for When We Claim Other Planets
Human Ancestors Made Tools 3.3 Million Years Ago
Accurately Painting 3D-Printed Objects By Dipping Them in Water
SpaceX Travel Posters Sell The Perfect Mars Vacation
Horses Whinny in Two Different Frequencies to Convey Emotion
The Nightmare Is Real: It's Raining Spiders in Australia
15 Ideas That Have Helped Shape American Cities
This Sweater Is Also a Physical Therapist
Living Bio-Concrete Can Heal Itself
There Are Genetic Differences Between Early Risers and Night Owls
Sunset on Mars Is Blue
Leprosy Probably Came to the UK with a Scandinavian Man
Scientists Discover the First Warm-Blooded Fish
How Do You Clean an $8.8 Billion Telescope? With High-Speed Snowballs
This Cat Purrs So Loud He Broke a World Record
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