Tara Yarlagadda, Inverse

Tara Yarlagadda


California, United States

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Recent articles by Tara:

The best post-apocalypse movie of the century reveals a dark debate over humanity’s future

Climate doom is a serious threat to saving our planet — in both the sci-fi movie 'Wall-E' and in real life. Here's how to combat it. → Read More

What is my dog thinking? Science may finally have an answer

New research reveals dogs form a mental snapshot of their favorite toys using multiple senses such as smell and vision. → Read More

Scientists were baffled by this fruit's quirky biology — but indigenous people knew the answer for centuries

New research scientifically confirms what Indigenous people in Borneo knew all along: Two varieties of a fruit tree are actually two genetically distinct species. → Read More

The best dinosaur show of the decade is based on ancient clues and fossils

Apple TV+'s new series, 'Prehistoric Planet', uses clues in the fossil record to reveal the lives of prehistoric animals, including, yes, dinosaurs. → Read More

Can hummingbirds survive climate change? Scientists say it's complicated

Researchers suggest there are limitations to hummingbirds' ability to adapt to higher elevations, potentially affecting their ability to migrate due to global warming. → Read More

Why is my cat peeing everywhere? Pet experts explain this surprisingly complex behavior

Veterinarians and others note that there are a number of factors that can lead to your cat peeing outside its litter box. → Read More

The most controversial alien sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime explores a murky theory on the origin of life

Is it problematic or realistic of Prometheus to suggest life on Earth originated from aliens? Let's explain. → Read More

Pollution is responsible for one in six deaths each year — and it’s getting worse

A landmark report reveals that one in six deaths are due to pollution, particularly in lower and middle-income countries. → Read More

Can restaurant menus help diners choose climate-friendly meals?

Food menus at restaurants can be tailored with carbon labels and climate-friendly default options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a study finds. → Read More

The greatest sci-fi epic on HBO Max reveals a provocative scientific debate

Is 'Jurassic Park' closer to becoming a reality? Experts explain the science behind de-extinction technology and whether it could revive dinosaurs. → Read More

The best sci-fi thriller on Netflix reveals a provocative spin on time travel

Physicists and philosophers break down the science of time travel in the epic sci-fi thriller Looper, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. → Read More

A massive societal problem for humans is also harming animals

In a new study, scientists propose applying the human concept of "wealth inequality" to better understand animal evolution and ecosystems in this new framework. → Read More

The grittiest superhero movie on HBO Max reveals a real looming disaster

'The Batman' depicts a potentially grim future of flooding as a result of the climate crisis, but is that conclusion inevitable? → Read More

A new hibernation study is bad news for future space travelers

Scientists reveal how much energy smaller and bigger mammals save during hibernation — a finding that could help explain a challenge for human hibernation. → Read More

Study: Bees might survive the climate crisis — but only some species

Scientists reveal smaller bees with more specialized diets are likely to survive under warming temperatures. → Read More

Can I feed my dog a vegan diet? A new study says it’s a good idea

A study on dog diets reveals that compared to conventional and raw meat diets, vegan diets are the most "nutritionally sound" diet for canines. → Read More

Does Moon Knight have dissociative identity disorder? The science of multiple personalities, explained

Inverse explains the science behind the Disney+ show, Moon Knight, including whether or not Steven Grant has disassociative identity disorder (DID). → Read More

Where and when did humans evolve? New climate data may reveal the answer

Scientists use climate data from the past two million years to determine the impact of ancient climate in shaping early human evolution. → Read More

The smartest sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a dark truth about future technology

How close are we to achieving personal relationships with artificial intelligence? An AI expert breaks down the science of the movie 'Her,' now streaming on Netflix. → Read More

Study reveals an alarming link between depression and disasters

Researchers find the risk of depression increases significantly after disaster events in South Africa, specifically among vulnerable populations. → Read More