Elana Spivack reports on science and health for Inverse from New York City. Other bylines include Scientific American, Popular Science, 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.
Should You Take Supplements? A Doctor Reveals the 2 That Are Worth It
Always talk to your doctor before starting anything new.
Should I Give My Cat A Bath? A Veterinarian Explains Why Cats Can Skip Them
The average healthy pet cat, indoor or outdoor, won’t need a bath.
Exotic Cats Can Recognize People by Voice Alone, a New Study Shows
These felines are less asocial than we thought.
Soda Brands Are Adding Fiber to Their Beverages — Here’s What Could Go Wrong
They’re not healthy — just healthier than soda (which isn’t that hard to be).
A Puppy Kindergarten Teacher Reveals the Foolproof Method to Teach Your Pet Its Name
Your pet knows its name, but not in the same way you know yours.
This Easy, Overlooked Diet Tweak Could Revolutionize Your Gut Health
Chewing is an underrated step of digestion.
Are Cats Petty? No, But They Are Extremely Insecure
When they act out, our kitties aren’t conveying resentment, according to a pet psychologist.
Researchers Created the “Ideal” Astronaut Diet And Turned It Into This Salad Recipe
Numerous plants have proven tough enough to grow in space.
A 6-Million-Year-Old Ape Ear Fossil Contains An Unexpected Clue To Why Humans Walk Upright
It’s all in the ears.
A Pet Psychologist Reveals How To Give Your Dog The Best Walk of Its Life
Consider the importance of stopping to sniff often.
The Bizarre Sex Lives Of These Marsupials Could Reveal Secrets About Sleep
You’d probably give up sleep if you only got to mate once in your life, too.
Look! Cutting-Edge Camera Tech Reveals the World Through a Bee’s Eyes
The birds and the bees see far more in nature than we humans do.
A Sleep Scientist Reveals the Hidden Secrets to Overcoming Jet Lag
The temporary full-body hangover affects every part of your body.
Does My Pet Need a Chiropractor? A Rehabilitation Therapist Explains
Throw your dog a therapeutically adjusted bone.
Are Candles Carcinogenic? Here’s the Tough Truth
Are Clean Cotton and Sparkling Cinnamon slowly killing us all?
What’s the Best Way to Pet Your Cat? Squish Them, According to Science
We call it a “smoosh.”
Can Home Electronics Harm Your Pet? A Veterinarian Reveals What To Turn Off
If it means keeping our dog happy, we’ll never let the microwave timer hit zero.
See Why These 3 Diets Are Ranked As 2024’s Worst Meal Plans
Here’s the bottom of the dietary barrel.
The World’s 3 Healthiest Diets in 2024 Have One Crucial Thing In Common
Healthy eating and weight loss aren’t synonymous.
Why Isn’t There a Vaccine for the Common Cold? A Virologist Reveals the Hidden Reason
The cold is common because many virus genotypes produce the same symptoms.