Sarah Sloat

Sarah Sloat is the senior science editor at Inverse. She manages the Innovation, Science, and Mind and Body verticals. Sarah also writes Sunday Scaries, a mental health newsletter that's the weekend edition of Inverse Daily. Prior to this role, she was the Mind and Body editor and a senior staff writer.

When not reading her team's incredible work, she's reporting on the environment, ancient humans, and health. Her favorite stories are the weird ones. You can also find her bylines at The New Republic, Pacific Standard, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and Bustle. She's worked extensively as a fact-checker and science consultant, most recently on Marvel's "The Unstoppable Wasp." Embarrassingly, she's also performed comedy at Caveat and Upright Citizens Brigade. If you're looking for someone to chat science on your radio show or panel, she's done that too.

Sunday Scaries
Why people in their 20s and 30s need to care about their blood pressure now
Sarah Sloat
“This is a very good news story.”
Sunday Scaries
Therapy for social anxiety: How 2 different types compare and contrast
Sarah Sloat
A recent study probes therapeutic interventions for social anxiety.
Sunday Scaries
If you want better sleep, scientists recommend this one type of exercise
Sarah Sloat
When it comes to promoting sleep, not all forms of exercise are made equal.
Codex
Covid-19 booster shot: Schedule, side-effects, concerns, and usefulness
Nick Lucchesi, Sarah Sloat, Claire Cameron and John Wenz
Covid-19 booster shots are set to be released to the U.S. public. Here's everything you need to know.
Sunday Scaries
Brain health diet: Study reveals this way of eating slows cognitive decline
Sarah Sloat
In the absence of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists are looking to nutrition.
Longevity Hacks
Does gut health affect weight? A new study reveals critical new data
Sarah Sloat
Healthy weight loss may have less to do with limiting what you eat, and more to do with what you eat.
Sunday Scaries
Coronavirus: Scientists reveal an overlooked benefit linked to vaccinations
Sarah Sloat
New results reveal an unintended consequence of vaccine rollout.
Sunday Scaries
The psychological concept that can help you manage your emotions
Sarah Sloat
Meet mental life.
Tossed salad
How can you fix erectile dysfunction? New research points to one diet
Sarah Sloat
New research suggests food is one way to improve sexual health.
Sunday Scaries
Four mental health strategies learned during Covid-19
Sarah Sloat
This long pandemic has ignited cascading effects.
Sunday Scaries
Why this "molecule of interest" may forecast a new treatment for depression
Sarah Sloat
An “important molecule of interest” is a bridge between two competing ideas.
Sunday Scaries
Gut health: Why scientists think this part of the body is "the first brain"
Sarah Sloat
The gastrointestinal tract has its own nervous system.
Sunday Scaries
Biological age and sleep: 4 vital facts explain why you need to respect bedtime
Sarah Sloat
Interrupted sleep can accelerate biological aging.
Sunday Scaries
The best place to live for mental health: Depression study reveals a surprise
Sarah Sloat
Before you move to the suburbs, consider this.
Sunday Scaries
How does childhood affect your life? What hyenas can teach humans
Sarah Sloat
A true understanding of their character is a critical step toward understanding human health.
Bye Bezos
Blue Origin ticket price, launch time, crew, and more for Bezos space flight
Sarah Sloat
Here’s what time the Blue Origin launch is happening and everything else to know.
Sunday Scaries
A new understanding of sleep may explain why the mind wanders
Sarah Sloat
A new understanding of sleep may explain why the mind wanders.
Sunday Scaries
4 strategies to combat mental fatigue, supported by science
Sarah Sloat
Here's another reason to have a cup of coffee.
Sunday Scaries
What causes anxiety? 10 scientific facts you need to know
Sarah Sloat
Over 40 million Americans experience anxiety, but only 36.9 percent receive treatment. These ten facts help explain the science of it.
Welcome to the family
Dragon Man: Gargantuan cranium may reveal a new ancient human species
Sarah Sloat
A massive cranium establishes a new human lineage.