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
The Quantum Internet is Coming -- Here's How it Will Work
Rafi Letzter
It's coming.
Science
8.23.2017 3:58 PM
U.S. Science Envoy Quits, Hides 'IMPEACH' in Resignation Letter
Rafi Letzter
Each paragraph of the letter spells out a coded word.
Science
8.21.2017 9:27 PM
What it Was Like to Watch the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Missouri
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Holy cow.
Science
8.21.2017 4:33 PM
Turn Off Your Phone and Camera During the Total Solar Eclipse and Enjoy
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What's the point of a selfie?
Science
8.20.2017 6:56 PM
Are Dogs Affected by the Solar Eclipse? How to Keep Your Pets Safe
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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
Rafi Letzter
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
How the Montreal Protocol to Fix the Ozone Hole is Fighting Climate Change
Rafi Letzter
The 1987 Montreal Protocol is still protecting us from climate change.
Science
8.14.2017 7:18 PM
The Weird Psychological Truth of Why People Fall in Love
Rafi Letzter
There's no magic.
Science
8.14.2017 6:33 PM
Science Shows What Fasting Really Does to Your Mind and Body
Rafi Letzter
The effects of extreme dieting are extremely variable.
Science
8.10.2017 10:35 PM
Harvard's Plan to Stop Nuclear War With a Butcher Knife & Murder 
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A Harvard Law professor had a plan.
Innovation
8.10.2017 10:22 PM
The "Mexxenger"" BagHas a Wireless Chaing Pocket forging Pocket for Your Phone
Rafi Letzter
Cyclists, run out of battery no more.
Science
8.9.2017 10:38 PM
What Happens to Your Brain When You Scream?
Rafi Letzter
Let it out, but not in public.
Science
8.9.2017 10:03 PM
Will Clouds Cover the 2017 Solar Eclipse In Your Hometown?
Rafi Letzter
No one knows yet where nature will get in the way.
Science
8.7.2017 4:32 PM
Where Do EEG Brainwaves Come From? 
Rafi Letzter
Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.
Science
8.4.2017 10:21 PM
Report: FedEx Shipped Radioactive Plutonium But How Dangerous Was It?
Rafi Letzter
Please don't try it though.
Science
7.31.2017 8:26 PM
Was the Washington Fireball a Meteor? Experts Aren't 100% Certain
Rafi Letzter
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
Here's How North Korea's ICBM, the Hwasong-14, Works
Rafi Letzter
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
Pence Breaks Tie in Senate Healthcare Vote, Obamacare Repealed
Rafi Letzter
It all came down to a handful of flip-flopping Republican Senators.