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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.
This Soft Artificial Heart May One Day Shorten the Heart Transplant List
Egyptian Archaeologists Discover 3500-Year-Old Tomb of Goldsmith to the Pharaohs
Puzzling Human Relative Homo Naledi May Have Lived at the Same Time as Our Ancestors
Animals
The Human Who Teaches Orphan Sloths How to Be Wild Animals
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeologists Need Your Help to Study 100+ Graves in Philadelphia
Space
Astronomers Find Seven 'Earth-Like' Planets Orbiting a Cool Star
Technology
How a Robotic Exoskeleton Is Helping a Paralyzed Acrobat Walk Again
Science
13 Secrets of Forensic Entomologists
History
St. Nick's Real Hometown Is an Ancient City in Turkey Entombed in Mud
Animals
RIP Monster, the Beloved Sloth Who Inspired a Scientist
Space
16 Lovely Photos of the 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower Peak
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Canadian Coast Guard Nets a Shipwreck Near Nova Scotia
Travel
15 Ancient Cities You Can Visit
Space
Watch a Live Webcast of SpaceX Launching Another Falcon 9 Rocket
Science
Archaeologists Unearth More—a Lot More—of a Massive Underground City
Science
Scientists Genetically Engineer Autistic Monkeys
Science
The 400-Year-Old Hearts Within These Urns Had Heart Disease
History
60 Years Ago Today, Rosa Parks Refused to Move to the Back of the Bus
Science
Scientists Pinpoint Where Happiness Lives in the Brain
Science
Last 50 Chimps in NIH–Funded Research to Be Freed
Space
Scientists Discover 5400-MPH Winds on an Exoplanet
Science
Scientists Discover a Rare Genome in an Incan Child Mummy
History
Archaeologists Unearth Roman Syrian Mosaic in Turkey
Space
'Northern Lights' on Mars and Other New Findings About the Red Planet
Space
See Saturn's Moon Enceladus From Just 30 Miles Up
History
12 Berserk Facts About the Lewis Chessmen
Space
Scientists Discover Oxygen in a Comet
BRAIN[y]
Tracing the Evolution of the Human Brain Through Casts of the Inner Skull
Photos
Eye of a Honeybee Wins Microscope Photography Competition
Science
Homo Naledi's Bones Were Made For Walking … and Climbing
Science
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded for Drugs that Fight Parasitic Diseases
Space
There's Liquid Water on Mars
Science
Archaeologists Discover Tomb in Pompeii Predating Vesuvius Eruption by 400 Years
Science
Archaeologists Unearth 3700-Year-Old Wall in Poland
Science
2015 Ig Nobel Prize Winners Announced, Chicken With Stick Tied to Its Rump Rejoices
Science
15 Explosive Facts About Volcanoes
WHY?
Why Do I Breathe Air?
Science
Love Ancient Ruins? Play ArchaeoMadness
WHY?
Why Is Spicy Food Spicy?
Science
Latest Images from Pluto: 'It's Complicated,' Says NASA
Science
Amazing Discovery: We Have a New Human Relative
WHY?
Why Do I Get Bruises?
WHY?
Why is the Sky Blue?
WHY?
Why Do I Have to Go to Sleep?
History
This May Be One of the Earliest Koranic Texts in the World
Science
Greek Archaeologists Unearth 'Palace' Near Sparta
Science
What is Trypophobia? And Is It Real?
Science
The Science Behind Antarctica's Blood Falls
Language
15 Neologisms From 'That Should Be a Word'
History
500 Years of Cave Writings Document Devastating Droughts in China
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