Emma Betuel, Inverse

Emma Betuel

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New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Emma:

How a viral TikTok led to a viral news cycle about "flesh-eating" STIs

In a TikTok, doctor Karan Raj describes a “terrifying” and “flesh-eating” STI he claims, is “spreading in the UK.” Experts say that isn't true. → Read More

Swollen balls and impotency: Fact-checking Covid-19 vaccine claims

Despite misinformation shared, there's no evidence that any of the Covid-19 vaccines available in the United States harm male fertility. → Read More

Giant bullet chess: The best way to break a sweat and flex your mind

Danny Rensch is the inventor of giant bullet chess, a version of the game where the pieces are as large as fire hydrants and the time constraints are so tight, players have to run. → Read More

How the Star Wars fandom turned an iconic weapon into competitive sport

The athletes of The Saber Legion use lightsabers — only you can't call them that. → Read More

Can travel romances last? These "digital nomads" describe the highs and lows

A life of remote work can be a relationship pressure cooker. It can also deliver a soulmate. → Read More

Not Sports: How geeky charm turned a WWII maneuver into a competitive sport

Inside the competitive world of Amateur Radio Direction Finding, a radio-based Marco Polo where athletes are racing against the clock and one another. → Read More

What did dinosaurs look like? An unlikely team is debunking old beliefs

Paleoartist Robert Nicholls teamed up with paleontologist Jakob Vinther to create an exact model of the Psittacosaurus. The result was something neither could have predicted. → Read More

Scientists discover the mysterious cause of mass bald eagle deaths

Scientists discovered a deadly three-part process, involving invasive plants, abundant bacteria, and chemicals in the environment, killed bald eagles. → Read More

The GameStop short squeeze hatched a new kind of YouTuber: the stonks streamer

“The craziest two weeks of my life.” How GameStop and Covid-19 created the next generation of finance buffs. → Read More

Is happiness measurable? How one team is redefining joy

The team behind the World Happiness Report has discussed the world's happiness more than ever before. And they are glad to say that happiness persists, if we look for it in the right places. → Read More

This Ancient Greek memory trick hacks your brain for the better

New research suggests techniques used by memory athletes can help the average person create longer-lasting memories. → Read More

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Scientific answers to 4 essential questions

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 66 percent effective in preventing moderate to severe Covid-19. → Read More

A circus act turned extraordinary sport is making its case for the Olympics

Jason Garfield, president of the World Juggling Federation and the sport's biggest advocate, is out to prove why it belongs in the Olympics. → Read More

How volcano scientists are teaming up to stop the next big disaster

The eruption at Mount Saint Helens was an event that changed volcanology, inspiring a team of scientists to create a foundation for a more prepared future. → Read More

Do Covid-19 vaccines work against new variants? Scientists explain

To adapt an mRNA vaccine to a new variant, scientists could focus on just one piece of it: the genetic material contained inside the vaccine. → Read More

Korfball: How a 120-year-old sport changed how men and women compete

Since its inception in 1901, korfball has had mixed-gender participation written into the rules. It encourages co-ed competition at the highest levels of sport. → Read More

Cloacal study gives a 'rare glimpse' into the sex lives of dinosaurs

An incredibly rare rear-end fossil shows two ways dinosaurs communicated . → Read More

Scientists tackle a curious food mystery — why so many people hate cheese

Cheese is a staple in Western cultures, but for some people it sparks disgust. The science of cheese haters suggests this isn't a weird reaction, it's common. → Read More

The Case for a National Covid-19 Memorial Day on May 28

We have a tendency to forget how bad pandemics can be. Grief leadership can help us learn from Covid-19, and May 28 is an appropriate day to remember the lives lost. → Read More

Study reveals why bad sleep can make you vulnerable to future stress

A study published in "Frontiers in Neuroscience" suggests stress and sleep are more deeply connected than scientists previously thought. → Read More