Author: Ben Guarino

Benjamin Guarino holds a B.S. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation he joined Penn’s Spine Pain Research Lab, where he studied the motion of artificial intervertebral discs and the painful effects of whole-body vibration. Upon discovering that engineering journals discourage metaphor, Ben decided to shuck his lab coat and don a press badge at SHERP. He’s fond of long runs and bad science fiction, and his Erdos–Bacon number is seven.

INFOGRAPHIC: Urban HIV

INFOGRAPHIC: Urban HIV

As the World Health Organization changes HIV guidelines, a look at US cities

By Ben Guarino | Posted August 19, 2013

VIDEO: Project QueensWay

VIDEO: Project QueensWay

A neighborhood is divided over proposed park

By Katie Hiler and Ben Guarino | Posted June 21, 2013

The Sunday morning special

The Sunday morning special

Curing the painful and persistent hangover

By Ben Guarino | Posted May 15, 2013

A raw deal

A raw deal

Tracking the way leafy greens spread disease

By Ben Guarino | Posted March 28, 2013

Sauropods turning heads

Sauropods turning heads

What a new discovery can tell us about the necks of the largest dinosaurs

By Ben Guarino | Posted February 25, 2013

VIDEO: Sweeping up after Sandy

VIDEO: Sweeping up after Sandy

How one Brooklyn community begins to recover from the hurricane

By Ben Guarino and Nick Stockton | Posted February 11, 2013

Making scents: The aromatic world of flowers

Making scents: The aromatic world of flowers

The miniscule molecules in plant fragrances have powerful effects

By Ben Guarino | Posted January 3, 2013

Striving to bring cosmic harmony to the vineyard

Striving to bring cosmic harmony to the vineyard

Biodynamic farmers may be following instinct rather than data

By Ben Guarino | Posted December 11, 2012

Frond this way: Lady Gaga's ferns

Frond this way: Lady Gaga’s ferns

Does whimsy trump clarity when botanists name 19 new fern species after the pop superstar?

By Ben Guarino | Posted November 13, 2012