Elana Spivack

Elana Spivack reports on science and health for Inverse from New York City. Other bylines include Popular Science, Lady Science, BitchMedia, and more. Elana has a Masters in Journalism from NYU Science Health Environmental Reporting Program. When not reporting, she contributes satire to McSweeney's, Reductress, and others. You can find her published work at elanaspivack.com and her tweets under @elanaspivack.

Longevity Hacks
Pandas

These 6-million-year-old teeth may be from Europe’s last panda species

European pandas aren’t new, but this species makes our understanding of panda phylogeny more complex.

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Fishy
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A psychiatrist’s guide to coexisting with intrusive thoughts

It’s not about controlling the thoughts, it’s about not letting the thoughts control you.

Bloody hell

First study of its kind reports on period changes post-Covid-19 vaccination

42 percent of respondents to a survey had wonky periods after a jab.

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Death orgy
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This everyday behavior is essential to preventing heart disease

Don’t feel guilty about sleeping in, because it’s good for your health.

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Why does spicy food make you sweat? A neuroscientist breaks it down

The body isn’t in actual harm, but it responds as if it is.

FEATURE

Male birth control is at our fingertips. Will we ever grasp it?

A safe and effective topical gel has come the closest to commercial sale of any hormonal candidates so far. If it doesn’t get picked up, that’s everyone’s loss.

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Stop wasting money on this ineffective daily regimen

Just get gummy worms if that’s what you really want.

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Science

Reptile longevity is even more complex than we imagined — study

Reptiles and amphibians can teach us how to live long lives without getting old.

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Beer gut
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This coffee hack could improve your gut health and make you live longer

Here’s what science can glean from your daily coffee order.