Eleanor Cummins

Eleanor Cummins is a science journalist focusing on all things urban, especially climate change resilience and transportation. Her work can also be found in Slate, Popular Science, Atlas Obscura and the podcast miniseries Tie My Tubes.
Science
8.11.2017 8:26 PM
Taylor Swift's Brilliant Courtroom Psychology Guarantees a Win
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Science
8.11.2017 6:17 PM
Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp
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It's the next best thing to a time machine.
Science
8.11.2017 3:28 PM
7 Times Scientists Fact-Checked the Bible
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What debunks hath God wrought?
Innovation
8.9.2017 8:42 PM
Maps of Airbnb Reviews Reveal How Tourists Understand New Cities
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Tourists pick up on all sorts of subliminal cues in just a few days.
Science
8.9.2017 3:17 PM
4 Theories Why Sperm Counts Among Western Men Are Plunging
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And what to do about it.
Innovation
8.8.2017 9:30 PM
7 Massive Corporations Switching to Solar or Renewables to Make Money
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Environmentalism doesn't appeal to everyone, but the economics of renewables do.
Science
8.7.2017 9:12 PM
Flesh-Eating Sea Fleas, Not Sea Lice, Attacked Australian Teen
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They recently chewed up a local teen's legs.
Innovation
8.7.2017 7:00 PM
Elon Musk Says Other Hyperloop Companies Aren't Moving Fast Enough
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Science
8.7.2017 5:36 PM
5 Supersized Bee Swarms Have Already Happened This Summer
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Innovation
8.4.2017 10:12 PM
California's Bullet Train Isn't Dead, It's Just Resting
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What train's ever arrived on time, anyway?
Science
8.4.2017 9:55 PM
Why Are People Obsessed With Pimple Popping? Blame Evolution
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You can't look away because you're hardwired to watch.
Science
8.4.2017 9:07 PM
Skinny Jeans Absolutely Play a Role In Plummeting Sperm Counts
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Boxers over briefs, my dude.
Innovation
8.4.2017 8:23 PM
These Are the World's 14 Most Futuristic Schools
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From boat schools to surveillance classrooms, this is the future of education.
Innovation
8.3.2017 9:29 PM
Chinese Car Buyers Don't Like America's Beloved New Car Smell
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Science
8.3.2017 7:22 PM
Don't Blow Out Your Birthday Candles, It's Disgusting
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Mmm, birthday bacteria.
Science
8.3.2017 6:14 PM
Climate Change May Crush Your Popcorn Habit
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If we don't act, the pop could stop.
Innovation
8.3.2017 5:09 PM
Federal Judge Directs FAA to Address the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat
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Innovation
8.2.2017 8:34 PM
Here Are The 7 Wildest Google Street View Images of San Francisco
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Google really is _always_ watching.
Innovation
8.2.2017 4:42 PM
Insurers Fear Misunderstandings of Autonomous Vehicles Will Lead to Crashes
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Innovation
8.1.2017 11:57 PM
Colorado Springs Wants to Be the Home of the First American Hyperloop
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