Tanya Basu, The Daily Beast

Tanya Basu

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New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Tanya:

Why Killer Women Steal Fetuses

There have been 45 fetal abductions in recent decades, and an expert on such cases says the one thing they have in common is not what you’d think. → Read More

Americans Spend More Time Sitting Than Ever Before

And it’s not just adults, but kids, too. → Read More

Doctors Figure Out One Possible Cause of the Mysterious AFM Illness Among Kids

Six kids in Minnesota provided the crucial turning point. → Read More

3 NYC Parents Face Summons for Flouting Vaccine Mandate

Each parent could face fines up to $1,000. → Read More

$2.95 Million Baby T. Rex Goes on Sale on eBay, Sparking Paleontologist Rage

Paleontologists are pissed. But the owner refuses to pull down the $2.95 million posting. → Read More

Measles Cases Up 43 Percent in Just Two Weeks

The disease has now been reported in 20 states. → Read More

How NASA Got Scott Kelly's Blood Back to Earth for Twins Study

Francine Garrett-Bakelman still remembers the day that she held, quite possibly, the most valuable vial of blood of her career. It was March 3, 2016, the day that astronaut Scott Kelly was set to return back to Earth after nearly a year on the International Space Station. Garrett-Bakelman, now a physician-scientist at the University of Virginia, was handed Kelly’s blood samples soon after he… → Read More

Air Travel Is Awful. But at Least Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make the Toilet Better.

The shrieking airplane toilet might soon be a relic of the past. → Read More

Prison Bans Visitors After Kid With Measles Shows Up

No case of measles has yet been diagnosed in inmates or staff. → Read More

The Sour Truth of Tomi Lahren’s Pickle Juice Obsession

She might be wrong about pickle juice, too. The 26-year-old commentator posted a short Instagram video this week that showed her holding a pickle jar—minus the pickles. It was about one-third full of pickle juice, and Lahren told her followers she planned to drink it. “There’s health benefits,” she said. “I googled it.” Ah yes, Dr. Google. The Daily Beast decided to get a second opinion on this… → Read More

She’s One of the Youngest Puzzle Designers in America. Can She Save Crosswords?

At 19 she published her first crossword puzzle. Now, at 28, she hopes to make the black-and-white grid funny—and feminist. → Read More

Luke Perry, Star of ‘90210’ and ‘Riverdale,’ Wasn’t Too Young for a Stroke

More and more people under the age of 65 are getting strokes. → Read More

Darla Shine, Wife of Top Trump Official Bill Shine, Goes on Pro-Measles, Anti-Vax Rant

‘Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases,’ the former Fox News producer wrote, ‘they keep you healthy & fight cancer.’ Surprise: she’s dangerously wrong. → Read More

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Spouts His Insane Anti-Vaxxer Conspiracy Theory in Measles Hot Zone

The activist testified against a bill being proposed in Washington to have any child in kindergarten and day care show proof of measles vaccination. → Read More

NASA, SpaceX to Launch Test Capsule to Send Astronauts to Space Station

SpaceX’s Dragon capsules could launch into space for manned trips as early as July. → Read More

Scientists Are Pissed That Netflix Is Legitimizing Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop

‘Goop is adding to the dumbing down of our society and Netflix should think carefully about how much of a voice they want to give them.’ → Read More

‘Frost Quake’ Scientist Explains Loud Polar Vortex ‘Booms’

Steven Battaglia first noticed the loud booms in 2014. → Read More

It Takes Just 60 Seconds to Get Frostbite in Chicago's Polar Vortex

Before frostbite, there’s frostnip. → Read More

Most Doctors Are Burned Out, But Not Plastic Surgeons

Other doctors are suffering from record burnout and depression. What's their secret? → Read More

The Science of Why ‘Baby Shark’ Is So Freaking Catchy

The children’s song earned the rare distinction of cracking the Billboard 100 list. What is it about the song that makes it so damn catchy? → Read More