Grace Browne

Grace is a freelance journalist based in London. Her work focuses on science, health, and the environment. ​Her writing has appeared in outlets such as New Scientist, Undark, OneZero, BBC Future, Inverse, Hakai magazine, The Scientist and LiveScience, amongst others. She is a member of the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Mind and Body

Scientists discover the roots of consciousness in the brain

The "alternative activation" of two brain networks may be a signature of consciousness.

genetic intermingling

Archaic DNA stemming from ancient sex fundamentally influences health today

Thank you, ancient hominin cousins!

Family tree

An unidentified ancient human lives on in modern genes

"Super-archaic" gene regions have been passed down to some living people.

Reset button

Magic mushrooms might rebalance the brain — study

A new model can inform interventions for neuropsychiatric disorders.

Eye to eye

Tortoises and humans share this one unique trait

Animal research explores why children are drawn toward face-like shapes.


Finally, scientists find the oldest sperm in the world

Old and massive.

Family tree

Neanderthal DNA discovery solves a human history mystery

Scientists were finally able to sequence Y chromosomes from Denisovans and Neanderthals.


Vaping coats the mouth in a "slime-cloak" — study

E-cigarettes can totally mess with the microbes in your mouth.


In death, one form of sensory perception persists

Talking to a loved one as they pass may indeed be give them some comfort.

Love on the brain

Neuroscientists reveal what it takes to make love last

A brain study offers insight into what ignites the romantic flame.

pill box

Brain-boosting supplements may be laced with unapproved foreign drugs — study

These supplements may not be a smart choice.


Neanderthal study exposes a 'fist bump' kind of revelation

A piece of yarn is an insight into an ancient mind.


Monkey brain study reveals the 'engine of consciousness'

“There are many exciting implications for this work."

Gut check

Microorganisms in your gut may influence who you are

Research reveals how the gut may influence behavior.

Future 50

Canan Dagdeviren wants more women in STEM to “not give up”

“That’s one thing I always tell my female students.”


Psychedelic study reveals how LSD changes the brain

"Now we know how psychedelic drugs work — finally!"


Sex between ancient humans fundamentally altered our modern perception

Modern-day humans may feel pain in a similar manner to a long-gone species.

Future 50

Epidemiologist Adam Kucharski says 2021 is going to be better. Here's why.

"We are in very different shape than we were before."

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Ancient stone tool rewrites a chapter of human history

"Every few years something remarkable turns up and we keep digging."


A molecule links the immune system to mental health

If we can harness a unique relationship, new mental health treatments could be found.