Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin is a writer and former biologist living in New York. A Toronto girl at heart, her writing also appears in The Last Magazine and SciArt in America. You might recognize her as a past host of Scientific American's YouTube series.
Science
10.31.2019 2:24 PM
Don't you dare tell Shaughnessy Naughton "I'm not a scientist" to make change
Yasmin Tayag
Let's say "I am."
Science
8.26.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: Put the Juul Down
Yasmin Tayag
A growing body of evidence suggests the potential harm of vaping electronic cigarettes has been underestimated.
Science
8.23.2019 3:30 PM
Inverse Daily: The Problem With CBD
Yasmin Tayag
A new systematic research review from Mayo Clinic warns there’s still a lot to learn.
Science
8.22.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: Amazon Wildfires Will Have Global Consequences
Yasmin Tayag
No matter where you’re reading this, you’ll eventually feel the effects.
Science
8.21.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: Will NASA Fall Behind in the New Space Race?
Yasmin Tayag
Officials are reportedly urging President Donald Trump to set up a race to establish a base on the moon, replete with a $2 billion prize.
Science
8.20.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: An Anti-Burnout Pill May Now Be Possible
Yasmin Tayag
New research suggests an anti-burnout pill is possible, but some scientists question whether it is ethical.
Science
8.19.2019 3:30 PM
Inverse Daily: The Nebulous World of Dank Vapes
Yasmin Tayag
Around the country, people are being hospitalized for vaping-related injuries. Meanwhile, a shadow economy for black market vapes is thriving.
Science
8.17.2019 1:23 PM
Sunscreen Can Be Synthesized From Cashew Shells, but Don't Try This at Home
Yasmin Tayag
Cashew-derived chemicals are a new alternative to sunscreens made from petroleum.
Science
8.16.2019 3:10 PM
Inverse Daily: Discovery of Ancient Diamonds Reveals Glimpse of Early Earth
Yasmin Tayag
Thanks to some some “superdeep” diamonds in Brazil, we now have confirmation that there’s an ancient reservoir holding clues about the early evolution of our planet.
Science
8.15.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: Microplastics Are Polluting More Than Just Our Water
Yasmin Tayag
New research shows how surprising quantities of microplastics are reaching the Arctic.
Mind and Body
8.14.2019 6:15 PM
The Stereotype That Women Are Better Multitaskers Than Men Might Be a Lie
Yasmin Tayag
Sex differences in the ability to multitask may not be what we think.
Science
8.14.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: Tardigrade Tragedy on the Moon
Yasmin Tayag
Should we care if we accidentally spill living beings on the moon?
Science
8.13.2019 6:37 PM
Tardigrade Survival After Moon Crash Raises Concerns About Colonization
Yasmin Tayag
Should we care if we accidentally spill living beings on the moon?
Science
8.13.2019 3:02 PM
Inverse Daily: The True Cost of Building a City on Mars, According to Elon Musk
Yasmin Tayag
According to Elon Musk, it could be the most expensive construction project in human history — and cost up to an eighth of the value of the entire global economy.
Science
8.12.2019 3:07 PM
Inverse Daily: Is Intergalactic Internet Possible?
Yasmin Tayag
If humans colonize other planets and they can’t share it on Instagram, did it really happen?
Science
8.9.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: Erectile Dysfunction May Have a Surprising Impact on Work
Yasmin Tayag
No longer satisfied with its pivotal role in bedrooms across the world, the company behind Viagra now has its eye on enhancing a very different kind of performance.
Science
8.8.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: 1 in Every 300 People Might Be Super Sleepers
Yasmin Tayag
Elite sleepers are not as rare as we once thought, and they may have their genes to thank for their sleeping habits.
Science
8.8.2019 1:28 PM
Origin of Life: Study Suggests Only 2 Ingredients, Plus Heat, Were Needed
Yasmin Tayag
They could have been the "Adam and Eve of chemical evolution."
Science
8.7.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: The Internet Is Going Wild Over 30-50 Feral Hogs
Yasmin Tayag
The internet is going hog wild over 30-50 feral hogs, the roving menace that one man has blamed for terrorizing his children.
Science
8.6.2019 3:00 PM
Inverse Daily: Travelers to Mars and Beyond Might Be Doomed
Yasmin Tayag
As NASA works towards a new ambitious timeline to get humanity to the moon and Mars, they'll also have to deal with how conditions of deep space affect human bodies.