Nicole Wetsman was Science Friday’s summer 2016 web intern. She has a degree in neuroscience from Bowdoin College in Maine and a master’s in science journalism from NYU. She is currently a health reporter for The Verge.
Why Do We Use Shock Therapy?
Electroconvulsive therapy is generally a safe and effective treatment for depression and other mental illnesses.
Four Ways ‘Oryx and Crake’ Predicted the Future
Margaret Atwood’s book is fiction, but the cutting-edge research she writes about is real.
Do Other Animals Show Handedness?
Humans aren’t the only species where righties outnumber lefties.
Getting Fundamental With Lisa Randall
The theoretical particle physicist offers advice to aspiring scientists.
Still Birds Take Flight
Deborah Samuel’s photographs bring life to the ornithology collection at the Royal Ontario Museum.
The Health Costs Of Racism
Research suggests that even hearing about racist incidents can cause mental and physical health problems for people of color.