Elana Spivack

Elana Spivack reports on science and health for Inverse from New York City. Other bylines include Lady Science, BitchMedia, and more. Elana is particularly concerned with inclusive, accurate reporting on sexual and reproductive health and policy. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Spanish-language literature from Kenyon College and will complete her Masters at NYU's Science Health Environmental Reporting Program at the end of 2021. She was an Edward Albee Foundation Writing Resident in 2019. When not reporting, she contributes satire to McSweeney's, Reductress, and others. Other favorite activities include biking and salsa dancing. You can find her published work at elanaspivack.com and her tweets under @elanaspivack.

Light show
Meteor showers calendar 2022: Dates, times, and how to see them
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The sky is falling, but in a good way.
Longevity Hacks
Want to get better at exercising? Scientists endorse these 2 fitness hacks
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New research endorses choosing specific goals and pushing yourself to start immediately.
Look up!
Neptune at opposition: You need to see the Solar System’s most elusive planet
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Hello, far friend.
Longevity Hacks
Is sugar better than high fructose corn syrup? New study reveals answer
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A new sugar study may influence what you drink next.
Longevity Hacks
Scientists discover one kind of friend is best for brain health
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And it costs zero dollars.
winter is coming
6 lessons from a weird, horny summer to stay safe during Delta winter
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As Hot Vax Summer comes to an end with variants on the rise, what lessons can we take away so we can go into a Safe Vax Winter that's better than last year's?
coin toss
A new sperm discovery could solve a huge male infertility problem
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These seemingly opposing issues may be two sides of the same coin.
Longevity hacks
Scientists discover an unexpected connection between gut and heart health
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Here’s another reason to not go keto.
keto
Keto diet: 5 essential reasons why you need to avoid it
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It’s not all success stories.
look up!
Full Moon 2022 calendar: Dates, times, schedule, and names for the brightest nights all year
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Here’s everything you need to know about 2022’s Full Moons.
Getting older
Men feel better about aging than women, study shows
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A study of 19,800 people in Japan finds that while women may live longer, they may be less happy about it than men.
Look up!
Blue Moon: You need to see one of 2021's rarest Full Moon events this week
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They come around only once in a... well, you know.
Look up!
Jupiter at opposition 2021: You need to see the biggest planet shine bright
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Move over, Mars.
Way back when
DNA study reveals fresh ties between humans and an enigmatic ancient people
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“I think what we have been calling Denisovans has been overly simplistic.”
Gut check
Scientists discover a “mind-blowing” link between gut health and age reversal
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“By restoring health in the microbiome we’re able to reverse age-related cognitive deficits,” scientists say about their new study in mice.
Science
5 surprisingly altruistic reasons ancient humans and dogs came together
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Researchers found remains of the earliest known hunting dog in the Republic of Georgia, indicating when dogs and humas shared space 1.77 million years ago.
nexus
Beige fat study hints at immune system and metabolism connection
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When it comes to fat, there’s many shades of beige.
Junk mail
Freeze-dried sperm postcards could help guarantee humanity's future
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You can now procreate by postcard.
Man power
Study debunks one of the most damaging myths about men and testosterone
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“This is demythologizing the idea.”
Look up!
Saturn at opposition: Don't miss this planet at its most beautiful
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The August skies are going to be gorgeous.