Nina Pullano, Inverse

Nina Pullano


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Nina:

Ancient Megalodon teeth reveal the terrifying shark was in a league of its own

"Mega," indeed. → Read More

This viral YouTube gardening channel mixes tech tools and ancient practices

An online poker player-turned-gardener explains why we should still do some things analog. → Read More

Deforestation's unexpected side effect on climate change

A new study based on laser-scan data reveals the outsize effects deforestation of the edge of forests have on climate change. → Read More

A new Covid-19 study on cats and dogs has good news for their owners

A study in cats and dogs suggests neither animal develop serious coronavirus symptoms. But there were differences between the species in terms of transmission. → Read More

The other 2020 election to watch: Vote in Fat Bear Week

Voting is nearly open for the year's fluffiest competition, Fat Bear Week. The brackets-style contest kicks off Wednesday and runs through early October. → Read More

Chicxulub crater discovery tells a new story about dinosaurs' end

A new analysis of sediment collected from the Chicxulub impact crater reveals how wildfires following the impact may have contributed to dinosaur extinctions. → Read More

Discovery of ancient stone tool rewrites early human history

Researchers discovered stone artifacts on the Iberian Peninsula, suggesting humans were in the area 5,000 years earlier than previously thought. → Read More

Tens of millions of animal mummies reveal an ancient people's voracious appetite

A new, molecular analysis of bird mummy samples suggests the animals were wild prior to mummification, which means they had to have been hunted. → Read More

Why an ancient organism is killing elephants at an alarming rate

Cyanobacteria is a necessary part of life — and sometimes a deadly force. → Read More

Notorious Australian spiders kill humans by "evolutionary coincidence"

A new study explains how a highly venomous group of spiders developed their deadly powers, including the ability to kill humans. → Read More

Can planting a trillion trees really help Earth? It's complicated

Analysis of 130,000 forests determines where to plant carbon-sequestering trees for greatest effect. → Read More

Scientists are performing magic for animals to learn more about the brain

Sleight-of-hand may work on animals, too. Experiments using magic tricks are teaching scientists about cognition and perception in non-humans. → Read More

One household chore is sneakily polluting the environment — study

Researchers are working on trapping synthetic microfibers at the source. Study sets a baseline for where pollutants originate to better track the particles. → Read More

Can special diets protect aging dog health? Scientists test claims

Study tests whether a special diet helps aging dogs perform cognitive functions. → Read More

Antarctica glacier melt sparks concerns as pandemic delays climate talks

Two major glaciers are breaking up. That's bad news for the climate, but international climate discussions are postponed due to the pandemic. → Read More

"Food miles" map shows how easy it is to eat locally, depending on where you live

In the United States, whether or not a population can source all of its food locally is largely determined by diet. → Read More

A unique trait shared by tortoises and humans changes a scientific belief

Solitary land tortoises are attracted to faces right after they hatch, suggesting facial preference evolved separate from parental care. → Read More

Dog genome study finds surprising truth about labradoodles

Labradoodles carry plenty of "oodle" in their genes. → Read More

Changing our diet in 3 key ways could fundamentally alter climate change

Time to re-consider our eating habits. → Read More

How a sea otter superpower helps protect the oceans against climate change

The system works when sea otters are around to keep it in check. → Read More