Knvul Sheikh

Knvul Sheikh is a freelance science journalist based in New York. She writes about psychology, personalized medicine, technology and culture. You may have seen her work in The Atlantic, Genome Magazine, National Geographic, Popular Science, Scientific American, and Vice.
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Unselfish Apes Willingly Share Food, Shedding Light on Human Generosity
Knvul Sheikh
When's the last time you gave up the last slice?
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ICESat-2 Launch: How NASA's Space Lasers Will Illuminate Ice Loss on Earth
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It's part of a $1 billion-dollar mission to provide scientists with a detailed picture of Earth’s changing landscape.
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Hurricane Florence: Hospitals in the Bullseye Are Preparing — or Closing
Knvul Sheikh
It's a tough decision whether to evacuate critical patients or shelter in place.
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Hurricane Florence: Infrared Image Shows Its Growing Size
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A ring of deep, cold rain clouds.
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Hurricane Florence: Arrival Time, Rainfall Forecast, Flooding Predictions
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Hurricanes are unpredictable, but there's more data than ever.
Mind and Body
New Experimental Painkiller Is Like Stronger Morphine Without the Addiction
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"This is a completely new chemical."
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Grizzly Bears Spared From Government-Authorized Hunt for at Least 14 Days
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Grizzly populations have recovered, but does that mean they should be hunted?
Mind and Body
Therapy Dogs: On College Campuses, Pups Provide Much Needed Stress Relief
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“That’s what therapy dogs do."
Mind and Body
Broken Heart Syndrome: Cardiologists Reveal Cancer Complications in Study
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"Triggers include intensely stressful events, such as the loss of a loved one."
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How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Breast Milk? Study Finds It's 6 Days
Knvul Sheikh
That’s too long to “pump and dump”
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Hangovers Last Longer Than You Think, Finds Study in Journal 'Addiction'
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"Even when alcohol has left your system you may still be impaired."