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.
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
Where Subway Sandwiches Rule
Amazing Videos of Marine Life From the Unexplored Depths of the Caribbean
Scientists Make Artificial Muscles Out of Onion Skin
Jupiter's Moon Europa May Be Streaked With Sea Salt
These Ants Escape Predators With Spring-Loaded Jaws
Mapping 13 Years of Clouds on Earth
Astronomers Find Mystery Telescope Data Came From Heating Up Lunch
8 Spiny Creatures You Don’t Want to Meet in the Wild
Step Inside a Van Gogh Painting With a Virtual Reality Tour
The Stream Systems of the U.S. Visualized As Subway Maps
The Microbiome Could Be the New Fingerprint
There Are 1600-Foot-Tall Waves Under the Ocean
Reading These Words Sets Off Completely Different Brain Processes Than Speaking Them Aloud
Tongue Exercises Can Quiet the Roar of Your Snoring
12 Ailments Humans And Animals Share
Acquaintance Cards: The Polite Way to Say “Can I Follow You Home?”
Thomas Edison’s Eerie Talking Dolls Speak After a Century of Silence
Ancient Penis Worm Dragged Itself Around On Super Weird Throat Teeth
Paint-Covered Dogs Shake Out Abstract Art
This Trash Can/Vacuum Combo Makes Dustpans Obsolete
The Strength of the Placebo Effect May Hinge on Your DNA
11 Adorable Facts About Snow Monkeys
This Four-Story Crystal Playground Boasts a Trampoline With Alpine Views
A Cure for Procrastination? Think of the Future in Days, Not Years
You Can Change Your Personality If You Want To, Science Says
Buy Yourself a 19th Century Cat Painting at Auction, Stat
These Monkeys Wield Makeshift Hammers And Anvils
Inside the Toxic Explosion Shooting Out of a Beetle’s Butt
This Shirt Comes Pre-Stained To Hide Your Spills
People Use More Electricity If They Autopay Their Bills
Looking to Shop Healthy? Eat an Apple Before You Go
Texting a Stranger During Surgery Can Reduce Your Need for Meds


A super-skimmable daily digest.