Maddie Sofia is a scientist and journalist. They previously hosted NPR’s daily science podcast Short Wave and the video series Maddie About Science.
Dismantling Myths About Menstruation
Half the world menstruates. So why does it still feel taboo to discuss?
How We Arrived At Current Standards Of Care For Trans Medicine
Understanding the origins of trans medical guidelines as states move to ban gender-affirming care.
The Long Legacy Of The Alpha Wolf Myth
Despite being scientifically debunked almost 25 years ago, the idea of a “top dog” still shows up in our everyday lives.
Meet The Blind Birder Reimagining Accessibility In The Outdoors
In the Colombian Andes, a professional birder has developed trails to help visually disabled people take part in hiking and birding.
In ‘The Terraformers,’ Science Fiction Reveals Real-World Challenges
In “The Terraformers,” author Annalee Newitz takes readers on a multigenerational adventure to transform a planet.
Here’s What We Know About Long COVID, Three Years Later
A new study assesses the vast trove of research into the causes and best treatments for long COVID patients.
Conozca al observador se aves ciego que reimagina la accesibilidad al aire libre
En los Andes colombianos, un observador de aves profesional ha creado senderos para ayudar a los discapacitados visuales a practicar el senderismo y la observación de aves.
U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade
The decision will have ripple effects on reproductive healthcare throughout the country.
The Millions Of Ways Animals Sense The World
We explore the amazing sensory abilities of the animal world, from heat-seeking beetles to fish that speak electricity.
What Does HIPAA Actually Do?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is often cited when it’s not applicable. Here’s what’s covered and what’s not.