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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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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

Watch the July 2nd total solar eclipse here!

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No matter where you are on Earth, you can stream the eclipse

Researchin' with urchins

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Take a look inside the lab of a sea urchin researcher

USDA and FDA announce that they'll both regulate cellular agriculture, but at different stages

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The decision can be seen as a win for the companies that are working on cell-based meat products

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

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

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

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

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

Mars is hiding behind the Moon this morning

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It's a twice-a-year occultation; like the eclipse, but it's Mars, and there's no shadow

A continuously updated list of bad genetics studies

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Is there a gene for being a cat person? A dog person? A mean person? A selfish person?

The best science stories from around the web, hand-curated and eye-read by science writers

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The week's not over yet but it's been pretty good so far

Remembering Katherine Johnson. A space scientist's life in pictures

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A critical scientist for the space program, passed away today at 101

Apollo 11 brought messages from Earth to the Moon and then almost forgot about them

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A gold olive branch, an Apollo 1 commemoration, and messages from world leaders were tossed off the lander's ladder

The Trump administration puts transphobic pseudoscience into law

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