Meghan Bartels
Meghan Bartels

Meghan Bartels is a science journalist based in New York City. Email her at mbartels@mic.com

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Aug. 19, 2017

What will happen to those Confederate statues they’re taking down? Here are some options.

The past and future of public monuments to Confederates.

Aug. 17, 2017

Beauty standards mean nonwhite women are exposed to more toxic compounds

Racist beauty standards encourage people to turn to products with dangerous side effects.
Aug. 16, 2017

3 incredible eclipse expeditions throughout history that shaped modern science

Hopefully your trip is free of malaria, altitude sickness and 12-day boat rides!
Aug. 15, 2017

The solar eclipse glasses you bought might be fake — here’s how to tell

How to keep your eyes safe, even if Amazon recalled your eclipse glasses.
Aug. 14, 2017

Here’s why the solar eclipse doesn’t move in the direction you think it should

We'll help you make sure you're facing the right direction so you can catch the very first glimpse of the eclipse.

Aug. 14, 2017

The strange but true history of eclipse science — from 2137 BC into the future

4000 years of watching the sky have really paid off.
Aug. 14, 2017

GoDaddy tells the ‘Daily Stormer’ it will no longer host the white supremacist site

The internet company decided the site's Charlottesville coverage violates its terms of service.
Aug. 11, 2017

Goldfish brew booze to stay alive in freezing winter water

It's the first known example of fermentation by an animal with a backbone.
Aug. 9, 2017

The moon may have spent 2 billion years creating a giant magnetic field

Forget animal magnetism, try lunar magnetism.
Aug. 9, 2017

Scientists say there could be tens of millions of black holes in our own galaxy

Our galaxy is way weirder than you thought.

Aug. 7, 2017

Next year, these cameras will hitch a ride to space to hunt thousands of distant planets

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what's orbiting you.
Aug. 7, 2017

Lunar Eclipse 2017: Here’s how you can watch the solar eclipse’s warm-up act

You get an eclipse! And you get an eclipse! And you get an eclipse!
Aug. 4, 2017
Aug. 3, 2017

Aziz Ansari hated what the internet was doing to his brain — so he quit it

Bet your phone is within 2 feet of you right now.

Aug. 3, 2017

The 2017 solar eclipse could help scientists crack the biggest mysteries about Mercury

Our solar system's smallest planet will get its day in the (blocked-out) sun.
Aug. 3, 2017

Here’s what your pets are really doing to the environment

Cute little meat-eating machines.
Aug. 2, 2017
Aug. 2, 2017