Sarah Wells

Sarah Wells is a Boston-based Innovation reporter at Inverse covering all things technological from emotional robots to the strange world of machine learning and quantum computing. She also writes Inverse's "Check, Please!" food column which explores some of food science's most pervasive myths and uses chemistry, biology, and physics to debunk them. In addition to her work at Inverse, Sarah is also a freelance journalist and has had her work published in places like Undark, Popular Mechanics, Gizmodo, Motherboard, and PBS Space Time, among others.

Sarah earned her M.S. in science journalism from Boston University in 2018 and was awarded SciShortForm's "Top Pick" blog and honorable mention in 2019. She is also a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

When not poring through scientific papers or calling up researchers, she enjoys playing tennis and biking with her husband as well as unwinding with baking and podcasts. (Photo credit: Marshall Chen)

Pet Science

Vegan Dog Food Is On The Rise But Veterinarians Give One Reason To Avoid It

Goodbye chicken, hello pea protein.


A Lock of Hair Reveals Beethoven’s Genome for the First Time

The analysis brings new insights into the composer’s health and family lineage.


5,000-year-old Skeletons May Be World’s First Equestrians, Study Finds

Researchers believe they’ve found the oldest evidence of horsemanship in new skeletal analysis.

Toughen up

A 2,000-year-old Roman engineering secret could make today’s buildings greener

This ancient innovation could make help modern concrete last.

Here comes the sun

Hair-thin solar cells could turn any surface into a power source

At a fraction of the weight, these cells can generate 18 times more energy than traditional panels.


How Nintendo's weirdest hardware flop could spice up the Metaverse

Out of this world

Beyond the ISS: A new wave of stations could redefine science in space

Extraterrestrial labs are getting a facelift.


Space satellite proves a crucial test of Einstein's theories

Gravity as we know it is safe for now.


Scientists create fake leaves that generate a clean fuel source

All you need is sun, water, and some creativity.


Scientists may have revealed the ancient secret behind China’s Bronze Age

Metal production may have been more complex than scholars originally believed.


X-Ray study adds to the mystery shrouding shrunken heads’ origins

New research contradicts what were once considered tell-tale signs of an authentic or forged artifact.


A new robotic twist on the “Turing test” fools human subjects

This time it's more about body language.


How did supermassive black holes grow? Webb could reveal this key part of the early universe

Deep in the universe, hungry monsters are hiding.


Large Hadron Collider: What the Higgs boson revealed to physicists.

The elusive particle may show physicists a world beyond the Standard Model.


Robots are ready to get touchy-feely

The better to feel you with, my dear.


New picture answers many questions about our galaxy's black hole — and reveals some mysteries

The recently-released image shows how Sagittarius A* is both mundane and very strange, all at once.

Never tell me the odds

Star Wars: A robotics expert reveals the The Mandalorian's biggest flaw

These are not the droids you’re looking for… to meet the demands of the modern world.


How the new Large Hadron Collider experiments could change physics forever

Are you ready to see the Standard Model get weird?

Astronomy Explainers

What is gravitational lensing? 107 years later, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein is still bearing fruit

A massive object can act like a massive magnifying glass under the right conditions.


"Quantum spin liquid": Scientists squeeze water into a new form of matter

This isn't the kind of ice you'll find in your freezer.