JoAnna Wendel

JoAnna Wendel is a science cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. She is a card story editor for Inverse.
Mars ahoy
Here's how Elon Musk's Starship will take us to Mars -- and bring us home
JoAnna Wendel
Elon Musk's behemoth rocket could help humans become a space-faring species
Science
Coolest space photos of the week
JoAnna Wendel
From dwarf galaxies to weirdly-shaped craters, here are this week's coolest space photos
Science
Here's how your body becomes immune to viruses
JoAnna Wendel
Millions of cells, protecting you
Batten down the hatches, y'all
Visuals show the most bonkers storms in the solar system
JoAnna Wendel
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
Jurassic Park was wrong: T-Rex wasn't a speed demon
JoAnna Wendel
Even with a body built for speed, scientists think that the Tyrannosaurus Rex was too big to run faster than 12 miles per hour.
Coined
Video game terms that have gone mainstream: An illustrated guide
JoAnna Wendel
An ongoing guide from your friends at Inverse.
Spaaaace
The coolest space photos of the week 🤩
JoAnna Wendel
From planet birth to a pulsating stars, here's what wowed us this week in space.
420
Elon Musk's 10 most infamous tweets
JoAnna Wendel
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
Catnip's surprising evolutionary history
JoAnna Wendel
The brain-altering treat your cat loves has a back-story worth telling.
the final frontier
What are Super Earths? How many are there? Can we live there? What astronomers say
JoAnna Wendel
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
8 huge asteroids that will definitely *not* hit Earth in 2020
JoAnna Wendel
NASA's got us covered
Gaming
Why crispy video game landscapes tickle your brain
JoAnna Wendel
Video game landscapes and stories can be enhanced with detailed textures, scientifically accurate ecosystems, and stunning scenery.
So be it...Jedi
Who was Emperor Palpatine?
JoAnna Wendel
1,200 Inverse readers weigh in.
Get outside!
Finding nature in a sea of concrete
JoAnna Wendel
An urban naturalist's tips on how to find life outside the wilderness
Science
10 asteroid impacts that changed everything
JoAnna Wendel
Starting with the asteroid that killed most dinosaurs, here are 10 notable asteroid impacts that changed history or our view of the solar system
Gaze
5 beautiful space photos of the week
JoAnna Wendel
The universe is full of stunning images. Here are the best ones from this week.
Science
Photos: The dramatic race to save coral reefs from climate change
JoAnna Wendel
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.
Science
The 6 coolest science photos of the week
JoAnna Wendel
From an ant-controlling fungus to a close-up look of virus particles, here are the most awesome science pictures of the week.
Science
The Murder Hornets are here. Here's everything you need to know.
JoAnna Wendel
Here's what you need to know.