Sofia Quaglia

Sofia Quaglia is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, National Geographic, Wired, and more. You can reach her at sofquaglia@gmail.com.

Innovation

Gaming tech could ease pain during surgery — here’s how

You’re lying in a relaxing meadow … and you’re barely feeling the scalpel cut into your skin.

Innovation

AI can now detect pancreatic cancer better than radiologists

The technology could help combat one of the hardest-to-detect (and deadliest) diseases.

Innovation
Innovation

Study reveals how to rid some of the worst "forever chemicals" from the environment

A quick chemical reaction could do the trick for certain toxic substances, but skeptics say it isn’t an all-encompassing solution.

Horizons

Amazon's new invention could let you “speak” to the dead — but should it?

Amazon, Microsoft, and other tech giants are circling closer to digital immortality.

Mind and Body

Has Covid-19 changed our relationship to drugs? Why the answer is so complicated

Research the pandemic changed many people’s relationship to drugs. In this case, drugs were less about feeling good and more about not feeling bad.

crosstalk

‘Deep fat’ study reveals a surprising brain-immune system connection

Visceral or deep fat is the so-called “hidden” fat around our organs.

Future Love
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cry me a river
Mind and Body

How jobs and gender influence how much alcohol you drink

New research gives a snapshot of specific groups of people who may be more at risk for alcohol abuse.

Young Innovators
Simple as 1, 2, 3

One human-like ability may be the key to 14 animals' survival

Turns out being able to count may be the evolutionary edge that makes the difference.

Recompose

Human composting could revolutionize how we deal with death

States and scientists are paving the way for bringing green burial options, and human composting, to a town near you.

Dino days

Meet Dineobellator, a new fierce species of dinosaur from 67 million years ago

"Its unique features tell us these dinosaurs were still evolving new traits and trying out new things right until the end."

Carb craze

Carbo-loading in quarantine: Experts explain why we crave bread and pasta in a crisis

"Eat mindfully and make a loving ritual out of it, rather than have it be mindless.”

Hot tub time
Listen to me

Your voice assistant might be racist for one troubling reason — study

“Not everyone can take advantage of these powerful new tools.”

So fresh and so clean

5 tips to clean your home for coronavirus, from a microbiologist

A science-backed guide to keep your home clean without also encouraging antibiotic resistance.

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