JoAnna Wendel is a science cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. She is a card story editor for Inverse.
5.29.2020 3:40 PM
Here's how Elon Musk's Starship will take us to Mars -- and bring us home
Elon Musk's behemoth rocket could help humans become a space-faring species
5.29.2020 3:19 PM
Coolest space photos of the week
From dwarf galaxies to weirdly-shaped craters, here are this week's coolest space photos
5.29.2020 11:00 AM
Here's how your body becomes immune to viruses
Millions of cells, protecting you
Batten down the hatches, y'all
5.28.2020 7:00 PM
Visuals show the most bonkers storms in the solar system
From the aurora on Earth, to dust storms on Mars, to Jupiter's big red spot, the solar system is a chaotic place.
Jurassic Park was wrong
5.28.2020 5:45 PM
Jurassic Park was wrong: T-Rex wasn't a speed demon
Even with a body built for speed, scientists think that the Tyrannosaurus Rex was too big to run faster than 12 miles per hour.
5.28.2020 4:40 PM
Video game terms that have gone mainstream: An illustrated guide
An ongoing guide from your friends at
5.23.2020 3:00 PM
The coolest space photos of the week 🤩
From planet birth to a pulsating stars, here's what wowed us this week in space.
5.22.2020 12:00 PM
Elon Musk's 10 most infamous tweets
Elon Musk said his own stock prices were too high. He wants to nuke Mars. Love him or hate him, he knows how to make news with controversial tweets.
Even big cats love it
5.22.2020 1:00 AM
Catnip's surprising evolutionary history
The brain-altering treat your cat loves has a back-story worth telling.
the final frontier
5.22.2020 12:30 AM
What are Super Earths? How many are there? Can we live there? What astronomers say
Super Earths are few and far between, but every one astronomers find leads us to better understand the likelihood of finding life elsewhere in the galaxy.
(Not a) Deep impact
5.21.2020 12:00 AM
8 huge asteroids that will definitely *not* hit Earth in 2020
NASA's got us covered
5.20.2020 4:49 PM
Why crispy video game landscapes tickle your brain
Video game landscapes and stories can be enhanced with detailed textures, scientifically accurate ecosystems, and stunning scenery.
So be it...Jedi
5.20.2020 3:34 PM
Who was Emperor Palpatine?
readers weigh in.
5.19.2020 3:15 PM
Finding nature in a sea of concrete
An urban naturalist's tips on how to find life outside the wilderness
5.19.2020 3:09 PM
10 asteroid impacts that changed everything
Starting with the asteroid that killed most dinosaurs, here are 10 notable asteroid impacts that changed history or our view of the solar system
5.19.2020 2:38 PM
5 beautiful space photos of the week
The universe is full of stunning images. Here are the best ones from this week.
5.19.2020 2:36 PM
Photos: The dramatic race to save coral reefs from climate change
Experts predict that coral reefs could be gone in the next 30 years. Here's what scientists around the world are doing to save the reefs.
5.19.2020 2:29 PM
The 6 coolest science photos of the week
From an ant-controlling fungus to a close-up look of virus particles, here are the most awesome science pictures of the week.
5.18.2020 3:13 PM
The Murder Hornets are here. Here's everything you need to know.
Here's what you need to know.
Mind and Body
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