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Jen Pinkowski

Jen Pinkowski is senior science editor of MentalFloss.com. Previously, Jen reported about not one but two underground cities in Turkey, discovered Bronze Age artifacts in the Mediterranean, profiled Thailand's lone mosquito taxonomist, petted baby dinosaur skin in Utah, tracked frog-eating bats in the Panamanian jungle with night-vision goggles, and flew a plane near Istanbul when she really, really shouldn't have. She lives in Brooklyn with her awesome kid.
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