Brooke Horton
Brooke Horton

Brooke is a scientist by training and writer by nature. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan who has performed research in neuroscience, cancer biology, and genomics. Her articles focus on the intersection of science with daily life. See more at www.BrookeNHorton.com

Nov. 7, 2014

How to Succeed in Science, According to Some of the World's Brightest Female Scientists

Unlock your inner genius. Sponsored by Cole Haan.

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March 20, 2014
March 6, 2014

Can You Beat Most Americans at the National Science Quiz? Take the Test

Based on 10 questions from the National Science Foundation.
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Feb. 19, 2014

Why Some Olympic Athletes Choke, While Others Are Unstoppable

It's about the brain, not the brawn.
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Feb. 4, 2014

7 Photos Reveal the Fascinating Science Behind How Drugs Affect the Human Body

A window into drugs as you've never seen before.
Jan. 6, 2014

Sea Slugs Like it Rough

Yes ... in the way that you think.

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Dec. 31, 2013

The Biology of Booze: How to Outsmart Your Hangover

No one wants to ring in the new year hugging a toilet.
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Dec. 25, 2013

Scientists Nearing Huge Breakthrough to Treat NFL Concussions

Experiments on mice showed 70% less damage in brain tissue using this new treatment method.
Dec. 21, 2013

How Instagram Affects Your Memory

A new study suggests photographing events means we're less likely to remember them. But don't cancel your Instagram account just yet.
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Dec. 17, 2013

The Science of Smoking Weed: How Marijuana Affects Your Molecules

No matter what your political opinion on weed is, the science of pot is, like, awesome, dude.
Oct. 8, 2013

The Newest Way Universities Are Betraying Their Own Values

Universities are increasingly participating in "patent trolling," undermining the core values of an academic community.

Sept. 25, 2013

Meet the 13 Animals That Are Better Astronauts Than Buzz Aldrin

These 13 animals certainly have their space cred. You'll be surprised what animals have boarded flights to outer space.
Sept. 12, 2013

7 Incredible Images From NASA's Instagram Account

This month NASA launched more than spacecrafts. Check out these 7 incredible images from NASA's newly minted Instagram account.
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Sept. 4, 2013

Should You Get a Flu Shot? New Study Suggests It Might Put You at Risk

Pigs vaccinated for the flu are more susceptible to infection by H1N1 and have more severe flu symptoms and lung damage. What does this mean for the future of universal flu vaccines?
Sept. 4, 2013

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Greatest "Dancing With the Stars" Cast Member, Ever

It's every 90s nerdy girl's dream come true.
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Aug. 30, 2013

Pesticides Are Lowering Your IQ and Giving You Neurological Disorders

Long term studies on the effects of pesticides on brain development have turned up troubling results and surprising populations to be concerned about.

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Aug. 6, 2013

A Lab-Grown Burger Might Sound Gross, But You're Probably Eating Grosser Stuff Already

The lab-grown hamburger produced from cow muscle cells might sound gross, but we eat genetically modified foods all the time, and you'll be shocked to find out what they are.
June 19, 2013

7 Nerds That Make Science Freakishly Cool

From mind-controlled robots to synthetic lifeforms and invisible brains, science is pretty awesome. These seven scientists are working on projects that would make Bill Nye proud.
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June 9, 2013

Ever Seen a Bird With a Penis? No? Ever Wonder Why?

When it comes to copulation, size doesn't seem to matter. In fact, most birds have entirely lost their penises to an evolutionary pressure driven by female consent to sex.
June 8, 2013

Bird Mating Habits Prove It — Consent Is Sexy

When it comes to copulation, size doesn't seem to matter. In fact, most birds have entirely lost their penises to an evolutionary pressure driven by female consent to sex.