Abe Musselman

Abe Musselman is a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia, PA. He covers marine biology, advances in energy, and big ideas for stewarding the planet and the people who live there forward.

Abe’s science reporting and writing has appeared in Inverse, Hakai Magazine, Sierra Magazine, Atlas Obscura, and Smithsonian Magazine, amongst others.


Inside the Controversial Strategy To Make the World More Wild

What does “nature” mean to you?


Biologists Just Unlocked How Octopuses Hunt With Deadly Precision

In a mollusk-eat-mollusk world, it helps to know your enemy’s weaknesses.


Machine learning could translate thoughts to speech in near real-time

This groundbreaking research could help people with disabilities talk again.


CRISPR could help bacteria destroy cancer and gulp up methane

It all comes full circle.


This is how scientists will predict the next massive hurricane

It’s time to set sail.


Watching snail sex could help scientists see evolution in real-time

Male rough periwinkles don’t last long, but they hang around for hours afterward.


Scientists uncover the secrets of a plastic-destroying enzyme

Chemists unlock the secrets of a plastic-eating bacterium, hoping to harness them for good.