Author: Dyani Sabin

Dyani Sabin spent her undergraduate career at Oberlin College chasing crayfish through streams, stage-managing musicals, and reading Russian literature. Upon graduating with her biology degree in 2014, she stalled going into research and became the evening supervisor at a library instead. There, she discovered science journalism, and fell in love with exploring the relationship between science and people. Thrilled to be a SHERPie, she loves horseback riding, exclaiming about cool birds, and knitting.

Welcome to |para|

Welcome to |para|

A letter from the editors

By Sara Chodosh and Dyani Sabin | Posted September 6, 2016

I f*****d up

I f*****d up

After you screw up, your brain slows down — and researchers are getting closer to understanding why

By Dyani Sabin | Posted August 8, 2016

Oh, carp.

Oh, carp.

A Chinese fishing technique could slow Asian carp’s steady march toward the Great Lakes

By Dyani Sabin | Posted July 18, 2016

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

The science behind alcohol’s heat

By Dyani Sabin | Posted April 27, 2016

PODCAST: Worldbuilding pilot

PODCAST: Worldbuilding pilot

Finding the science hidden in fantasy novels

By Dyani Sabin | Posted April 5, 2016

Tired of being told to eat less meat?

Tired of being told to eat less meat?

Try deer — the healthy, environmentally friendly option

By Dyani Sabin | Posted April 4, 2016

VIDEO: Beekeeping in an urban jungle

VIDEO: Beekeeping in an urban jungle

Feeding bees in New York City

By Dyani Sabin | Posted March 29, 2016

The smell of death

The smell of death

Mixing ordinary odors to create death’s perfume

By Dyani Sabin | Posted February 21, 2016

The Black River and Lorain keep fighting

The Black River and Lorain keep fighting

EPA awards Lorain, Ohio, $15 million for Black River restoration

By Dyani Sabin | Posted February 7, 2016

Should you shave your pubic hair before giving birth?

Should you shave your pubic hair before giving birth?

Five questions to consider

By Dyani Sabin | Posted January 31, 2016

Viking rodents reveal paths of historic human exploration

Viking rodents reveal paths of historic human exploration

They left an impact on the environment still felt today

By Dyani Sabin | Posted January 25, 2016

For the love of immigrant weeds

For the love of immigrant weeds

Eco-artist Ellie Irons finds beauty in Brooklyn

By Dyani Sabin | Posted January 17, 2016

Starquake!

Starquake!

Massive radiation pulses occasionally rock the Earth – and they’re still a mystery

By Dyani Sabin | Posted January 11, 2016

Solve math anxiety before bed

Solve math anxiety before bed

The importance of games and low-key everyday math

By Dyani Sabin | Posted December 18, 2015

Under blue skies

Under blue skies

New images of Pluto may hold clues to the origin of life on earth

By Dyani Sabin | Posted November 9, 2015