Virginia Hughes is science editor at BuzzFeed News in New York, New York.
Sex Differences in Pain Perception, and More
In this week’s news roundup, Buzzfeed’s Virginia Hughes talks about how the sexes may perceive pain differently, and how one scientist is calling for more female mice in pain studies.
Dog Longevity, Depression Treatments, and the Trouble With Wolves
An old drug’s new tricks could prolong your dog’s life, plus the controversy over wild wolves and their management.
Stranded Sea Lions, Warming Lakes, and Floating Schools
Sea lions struggle to navigate after domoic acid exposure, and communities around the world try to innovate in the face of climate change.
Regulating Homeopathic Treatments, Thousands of Toenails, and A.I. in the Classroom
The FDA and FTC explore whether or not to regulate homeopathic medicines. Plus, artificially intelligent software could be changing how students learn in the classroom.
Crowdsourcing Planetary Names, Female ‘Viagra,’ and a Vomit Machine
BuzzFeed News science editor Virginia Hughes shares her top stories from this week in science, and Scientific American editor Lee Billings discusses crowdsourced planetary names.
An HIV Mystery, the Search for E.T., and a Bug Bite Itch Zapper
BuzzFeed News science editor Virginia Hughes shares her top stories from this week in science, and astronomer Seth Shostack debates the pros and cons of attempting to contact E.T.
Polluting Planes, Coked-Out Eels, and the Science of ‘Frass’ (Fake Grass)
What cutting airlines’ carbon emissions could mean, why scientists gave eels cocaine, and the good and bad of artificial turf.
‘Thrifty’ Metabolisms, Bad News Bees, and a Pricey Jar of Peanut Butter
Virginia Hughes of BuzzFeed News joins us for a roundup of her top science stories of the week.