Sofia Quaglia

Sofia writes about science at Inverse. You can reach her at
Young Innovators
Meet the science fair kids making sunscreen environmentally friendly
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Just lather it on.
Simple as 1, 2, 3
One human-like ability may be the key to 14 animals' survival
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Turns out being able to count may be the evolutionary edge that makes the difference.
Human composting could revolutionize how we deal with death
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States and scientists are paving the way for bringing green burial options, and human composting, to a town near you.
Dino days
Meet Dineobellator, a new, fierce dinosaur species from 67 million years ago
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"Its unique features tell us these dinosaurs were still evolving new traits and trying out new things right until the end."
Carb craze
Carbo-loading in quarantine: Experts explain why we crave bread and pasta in a crisis
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"Eat mindfully and make a loving ritual out of it, rather than have it be mindless.”
Hot tub time
Taking one hot bath a day lowers the risk of 3 deadly diseases — study
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Soak it off.
Listen to me
Your voice assistant might be racist for one troubling reason — study
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“Not everyone can take advantage of these powerful new tools.”
So fresh and so clean
5 tips to clean your home for coronavirus, from a microbiologist
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A science-backed guide to keep your home clean without also encouraging antibiotic resistance.
Don't touch
Coronavirus: 4 studies explain how COVID-19 sticks to surfaces
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"The virus can clearly survive for many hours on surfaces."
Deep impact
Scientists fired a copper cannonball at an asteroid — here's what happened next
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“All this is super exciting.”
Silent fighters
Coronavirus: How asymptomatic carriers spread a disease like COVID-19
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Can you have COVID-19 without showing any symptoms? That may be main driver behind the pandemic, according to scientists.
Shake my hand
This ancient fish with arms might be the reason you have hands
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"A crocodile-like body shape with a flat triangular head, numerous teeth around the jaws and in the palate..."
Coronavirus: 11 psychological reasons why we hoard toilet paper in a crisis
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Toilet paper's in demand over covid-19. Psychology explains why.
Saber-tooth tigers: New photos of unearthed skulls match science with surprise
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This big cat was the size of a bear.
Protein space
Study: Structure of 3.5 billion-year-old molecules could help us find aliens
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This may be the biological signature we need to find life on other planets.
Spreading ahead
9 numbers that forecast the future of Coronavirus
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As the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, officials across the globe are making all sorts of predictions: but it's not that easy.
Quads and quarantine
Exercise in the time of coronavirus: How to work out safely in a pandemic
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These 9 etiquette rules could help keep you safe at the gym.
Tick tock
A new discovery reveals Earth has not always had a 24-hour day
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A year in the life of a prehistoric clam reads like a dinosaur's diary.
Pandemic proof
How to: The science of making your own hand sanitizer
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Four scientists explain what you need to do to make your own hand sanitizer.
Squeaky clean
Coronavirus: How to wash your hands properly, according to an infectious disease expert
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Hand hygiene is the most important way to prevent the transmission of Coronavirus."