Elana Spivack

Elana Spivack reports on science and health for Inverse from New York City. Other bylines include Popular Science, Lady Science, BitchMedia, 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.

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Why the future of periods could be none at all

A growing body of evidence suggests continuous birth control is an option more people who menstruate should be given.

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Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping May Help You Quit — but There’s a Catch

A study shows that changes occur at the RNA level in the lungs.

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Can spicy foods cure colds? A neuroscientist reveals the encouraging truth

Spicy food does nothing against the rhinovirus, but it can ease symptoms.

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One daily social practice could help stave off dementia

Isolation is a risk factor for dementia, like depression or smoking.

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This secret ingredient can elevate your hot chocolate, according to science

Cornstarch may not sound appetizing until you taste it in your hot chocolate.

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This neuroscientist’s breakthrough experiment could herald a new era of psychiatry

Sergiu Pașca has spent the last 13 years building a clever new way to model psychiatric disorders in the human brain.

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Scientists want to know why swear words share this one universal trait

What’s the difference between “damn” and “darn?”

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How much salt is too much? Heart health study has a new answer

Looking at how frequently you add salt to meals could help tell your future.

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