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Dan Samorodnitsky

Senior Editor

My name's Dan. I'm the Senior Editor at Massive Science. When I was a researcher, I would read paper after paper, wishing scientists would write like humans. Now, at Massive, I am striking "furthermore" and "additionally" from the human lexicon.

Dan has contributed to 3 reports

Massive Science Report № 3

You Are What You Meat

We worked with scientists in the field to explain how we’re growing meats in labs—and when you can eat them. It's your introduction to the next agricultural revolution.

Massive Science Report № 2

Opening Our Minds

Join five scientists as they explain the research behind new psychedelic treatments for mental illnesses

Massive Science Report № 1

You Don't Know GMOs

We've gathered a team of geneticists, biologists, and environmental scientists to bring you the most up-to-date report on the science, history, and safety of genetically-modified organisms.

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What is the COVID-19 polyclonal antibody treatment that President Trump took?

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It's a mix of different antibodies that target the virus slightly differently for a combined effect

A tracker is keeping tabs on the Trump administration's assault on science

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The Silencing Science Tracker has been compiling records since 2018

Conquistadors brought disease to the pumpkins and squash of the Americas

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Cucumber disease, brought by invaders, jumped to native agriculture

Apollo 11 was just one space achievement of many in 1969

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There was the Crab Nebula, Apollo 12, and more

Take CRISPR/Cas9 outside, use it like a hand-held search engine for wild genomes

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Instead of little robots, using proteins as naturally occurring nanotechnology

And now some stories of scientists getting mansplained to

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Being an expert in your field doesn't stop people from telling you what they think

Sydney Brenner: the last giants of 20th century biology

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Losing one of the heroes of 20th century science

These are the health effects of tear gas

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Tear gas can kill, but exposure can also cause chronic respiratory difficulty and severe eye injuries for months and potentially years after

Space futurism is stupid

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There is no reason to think that billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk know what's best for humanity

Don't believe the conspiracy theories you hear about coronavirus and HIV

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Especially if you work for the New York Times

The Trump administration puts transphobic pseudoscience into law

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They call it science but it's nothing of the sort

CDC confirms three person-to-person cases of coronavirus in the United States

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The number includes a patient in Sacramento County, California, but it does not include 44 people from a cruise ship quarantined in Japan

Catch Mercury crossing in front of the Sun, or wait 'til 2032 for your next chance

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From about 7:35AM to 1PM EST, a tiny dot will chug across the Sun

No more coronavirus takes

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Please I'm begging you

How is the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine delivered to cells?

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RNA is fragile, and the bloodstream a hostile place for foreign objects. How does the vaccine actually get where it needs to go?

Can men be bisexual?

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The US is deporting scientists. I’m one of them

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ICE is using COVID-19 confusion as cover to force immigrant scientists out

Watch a Dragon launch towards the International Space Station today!

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Takeoff is at 12:30PM EST. SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is resupplying the ISS with stuff for new experiments and tech demos