Allison Parshall

Allison Parshall is a multimedia science journalist and master’s student at NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program.

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How music makes you feel may depend less on your brain than scientists once thought — study

Western concepts of how music should make you feel can obscure fundamental truths about human perception.


Yes, there are mites living on your face — and they can poop, a new study finds

Our first look at their genome reveals new details of their microscopic lives


A single gene could stump a deadly parasitic infection

The answer could lie in the “junk” portion of the parasite’s DNA.