Author: Neel V. Patel

Neel Patel currently holds B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech. Writing has always been his fiercest passion in life, and it was during a brief stint working in an immunology lab that he decided to pursue science writing. Before being accepted to SHERP, he worked as an editorial intern for The American Horticultural Society. His biggest scientific expertise is in human disease and pathology, but there is no topic or issue he wouldn’t write about. His other interests include metaphysics, pop culture, and everything in between. You can follow him on twitter at @n_vpatel.

Buy someone a pizza. Because, science.

Buy someone a pizza. Because, science.

You can request a free pizza on Reddit. And researchers who study altruism are watching closely and taking notes.

By Neel V. Patel | Posted August 26, 2014

Migrating to the city

Migrating to the city

How researchers are beginning to think differently about urban biodiversity

By Neel V. Patel | Posted June 30, 2014

Sleeping on, and dreaming up, a solution

Sleeping on, and dreaming up, a solution

How the state between wakefulness and sleep can produce some of our most unique thoughts.

By Neel V. Patel | Posted June 27, 2014

Cellphones for cell homes

Cellphones for cell homes

New technology that “listens” to bacteria

By Neel V. Patel | Posted June 11, 2014

AUDIO: Why so serious?

AUDIO: Why so serious?

The science of humor

By Rebecca Cudmore and Neel V. Patel | Posted May 5, 2014

Did hunter-gatherers really spend more energy than modern humans?

Did hunter-gatherers really spend more energy than modern humans?

An anthropologist travels to Africa to find out

By Neel V. Patel | Posted March 21, 2014

When going green means aiming for the skies

When going green means aiming for the skies

How new innovations in green architecture are helping reduce pollution

By Neel V. Patel | Posted February 16, 2014

On the ground: A tale of two museums

On the ground: A tale of two museums

The power and limits of what money and space can do for teaching science to the public

By Neel V. Patel | Posted January 21, 2014

Om nom nom nom

Om nom nom nom

What is the brain-eating amoeba, and should we be afraid?

By Neel V. Patel | Posted January 4, 2014

A mummifying lake

A mummifying lake

How an African lake transforms unlucky wildlife into petrified statues

By Neel V. Patel | Posted November 26, 2013