JoAnna Wendel

JoAnna Wendel is a science cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. She is a card story editor for Inverse.
Pigeons
Pigeons use unexpected super sense to find home
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Scientists create a map of smells to study how pigeons navigate over long distances.
Plant-based
Which plant-based milk is best for the environment?
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Soy? Almond? Oat? All have environmental impacts, but some more than others.
Nightmares
This quiz is about nightmares, but it won’t be one
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How much do you know about the psychology of nightmares?
Sssssssnakes
Top 5 Snake Myths Debunked
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Brought to you by Banana, the corn snake.
Spooky Season
How to calm those post-scary-movie jitters
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Tips for surviving your Halloween horror movie marathon.
Hubble
Stunning images reveal stellar nurseries
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NASA's Hubble telescope shines a light into the farthest reaches of the universe.
Milk
Which “milk” is healthiest? Science explains
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Here's how to navigate the world of endless milk alternatives.
Here kitty kitty
Science explains: How to actually befriend a cat
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Cats can be aloof, but this trick can help you build a solid feline-human relationship.
Fear Quiz
How much do you know about the science of fear?
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Welcome to spooky season.
Get off the couch
6 ways that exercise improves your brain
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Moderate-to-high intensity exercise a couple times a week can bring life-long benefits.
Superheroes
Meet nature's real-life shapeshifting superheroes
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What if humans could do it, too?
Fracking
Why AOC says “Fracking is bad, actually.”
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to comments on fossil fuels during the VP debate.
Nightmares
Pandemic dreams create a “shared mindscape”
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You're not the only one who's been having weird dreams lately.
Dogs
Dogs don't care about 1 part of the body as much you think
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Your good boy likes the way you smell, not the way you look.
The Sun
NASA explains solar cycle 25
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What does a solar cycle mean for Earth?
Black hole
Why is this massive black hole wobbling?
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At the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, something weird is going on.
Starship
Test your Starship Knowledge with these 5 questions
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Test your knowledge.
Alcohol
10 effects alcohol has on the brain
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Think about these before you open that bottle.
Birds
Climate change is devastating one iconic East Coast bird species
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Chicks are hatching earlier in the spring, when inclement weather can threaten their lives.
National Park
10 stunning images of Yosemite National Park
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This year the park celebrates its 130th anniversary.