Rafi Letzter

Rafi is a science writer in New York City covering the human brain, planet Earth, and anything else interesting. You can find his past reporting over at Business Insider and Popular Science. Send all your mind-blowing and salacious science tips to rafi@inverse.com.
Science
9.5.2017 5:22 PM
Here's How You'll Use the Quantum Internet of the Future
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It's coming.
Science
8.23.2017 3:58 PM
U.S. Science Envoy Quits, Puts Secret Message in Letter to Trump
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Each paragraph of the letter spells out a coded word.
Science
8.21.2017 9:27 PM
What It Was Like to Experience the Total Solar Eclipse
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Holy cow.
Science
8.21.2017 4:33 PM
Drop Your Smartphone and Just Enjoy the Eclipse
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What's the point of a selfie?
Science
8.20.2017 6:56 PM
Do Dogs Need Solar Eclipse Glasses? How to Keep Your Critters Safe on Monday
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They'll be fine.
Culture
8.18.2017 7:02 PM
Josh Peacock Wants to Tattoo Toothy Critters on Your Body
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The artist has found his calling adorning clients with these strange beasts.
Culture
8.17.2017 5:32 PM
ABC News' Frank Reynolds' Haunting Eclipse Message to the Future
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'May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace.'
Science
8.15.2017 7:46 PM
A 30-Year-Old Treaty Proves Humans Can Still Save Planet Earth
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The 1987 Montreal Protocol is still protecting us from climate change.
Science
8.14.2017 7:18 PM
The Weird, Hard Psychological Truth About Why We Fall in Love
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There's no magic.
Science
8.14.2017 6:33 PM
What Really Happens to Your Brain and Body When You Fast
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The effects of extreme dieting are extremely variable.
Science
8.10.2017 10:35 PM
How to Stop Nuclear War With a Butcher Knife and Human Sacrifice
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A Harvard Law professor had a plan.
Innovation
8.10.2017 10:22 PM
The "Mexxenger" Bag Has a Wireless Charging Pocket for Your Phone
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Cyclists, run out of battery no more.
Science
8.9.2017 10:38 PM
This Is Your Brain On Screaming!
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Let it out, but not in public.
Science
8.9.2017 10:03 PM
Clouds Might Screw Up the Eclipse For Millions of Americans 
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No one knows yet where nature will get in the way.
Science
8.7.2017 4:32 PM
Nobody Knows Where Brainwaves Come From
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Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.
Science
8.4.2017 10:21 PM
FedEx Unknowingly Hauled Nuclear Fuel – But It's Fine (Probably)
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Please don't try it though.
Science
7.31.2017 8:26 PM
The Weird Thing About the Fireball That Just Flashed Over Seattle
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The long-lived fireball through Washington's sky was likely a meteor, but it didn't act like one.
Innovation
7.31.2017 2:33 PM
How to Launch an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
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A primer on North Korea's powerful new HS-14 rocket.
Science
7.28.2017 4:42 PM
U.S. Laws On Human Embryo Gene Editing Are Unexpectedly Lax
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But be careful where you stick 'em.
Culture
7.25.2017 7:26 PM
The Senate Has Finally Made Its Decision On Obamacare Repeal
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It all came down to a handful of flip-flopping Republican Senators.