Author: Ferris Jabr

Ferris Jabr has a Bachelors of Science from Tufts University, where he double majored in psychology and English, studied a lot of biology, worked in a social psychology lab and wrote for the daily newspaper. He has interned with Scientific American MIND, Psychology Today, the PBS show NOVA and Environmental Health News. You can visit his personal web site, read his blog The Mind's Flight and follow him on Twitter.

Maker Faire 2010: Raw Anatomy with Joy Reidenberg

Maker Faire 2010: Raw Anatomy with Joy Reidenberg

A scientist explained what you can learn about the living from the dead at the New York City Maker Faire.

By Ferris Jabr | Posted October 5, 2010

Can a Stroll in the Park Replace the Psychiatrist’s Couch?

Can a Stroll in the Park Replace the Psychiatrist’s Couch?

A new generation of psychologists and therapists focus on the relationship between nature and mental health

By Ferris Jabr | Posted August 12, 2010

Science News for the Week of 6.21.10

Science News for the Week of 6.21.10

Engineered lungs, how touch influences thought, and behind the scenes of AMNH

By Ferris Jabr | Posted June 26, 2010

Science News for the Week of 6.14.10

Science News for the Week of 6.14.10

The largest dino graveyard, the oldest leather shoe, and the latest victims of the oil spill

By Ferris Jabr | Posted June 20, 2010

Science News for the Week of 6.7.10

Science News for the Week of 6.7.10

The first solar sail, phony wildlife photography, and the battle between the Internet and our brains

By Ferris Jabr | Posted June 18, 2010

Science News for the Week of 5.31.10

Science News for the Week of 5.31.10

Memory manipulation, the Falcon 9 rocket launch, and seabirds drowning in oil

By Ferris Jabr | Posted June 8, 2010

Motion Capture Revolution

Motion Capture Revolution

Researchers are creating a new generation of portable motion capture for the masses.

By Zach Gottlieb and Ferris Jabr | Posted June 2, 2010

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Like people, mice show pain on their faces

By Ferris Jabr | Posted May 26, 2010

Memory’s Molecules: Learning the Brain’s Vocabulary

Memory’s Molecules: Learning the Brain’s Vocabulary

Scientists struggle to explain the mind in terms of the molecule

By Ferris Jabr | Posted March 19, 2010

How Does a Venus Flytrap Work?

How Does a Venus Flytrap Work?

Digging up the secrets of a plant that senses, moves and digests without nerves, muscles or a stomach

By Ferris Jabr | Posted March 14, 2010

Echoes from the Future of Opera

Echoes from the Future of Opera

A mashup of music and technology at the MIT Media Lab

By Ferris Jabr | Posted March 12, 2010

An Interview with Jodie Holt, the Botanist Behind 'Avatar'

An Interview with Jodie Holt, the Botanist Behind ‘Avatar’

Before ‘Avatar’ could hit the silver screen, it needed one plant scientist’s green thumbs up

By Ferris Jabr | Posted March 7, 2010

Australian Meat Ants Enjoy Cane Toads à la Cat Food

Australian Meat Ants Enjoy Cane Toads à la Cat Food

Biologists use cat food to recruit omnivorous ants in their battle against invasive cane toads

By Ferris Jabr | Posted February 28, 2010

What Do The Planets Sound Like?

What Do The Planets Sound Like?

Astronomer Greg Laughlin and composer Philip Glass try to hear the “music of the spheres” at the Rubin Museum’s latest Brainwave event

By Ferris Jabr | Posted February 22, 2010

Puppy Tweets Unleashes Dogs on Twitter

Puppy Tweets Unleashes Dogs on Twitter

Mattel’s new toy collar for dogs allows them to update their own Twitter accounts

By Ferris Jabr | Posted February 16, 2010

The Immortal Woman Who Science Stole and History Tried to Forget

The Immortal Woman Who Science Stole and History Tried to Forget

Rebecca Skloot’s new book reveals untold truths about one of medical science’s most important tools

By Ferris Jabr | Posted February 3, 2010

Bionic Bugs

Bionic Bugs

The Defense Department’s attempts to merge insects and electronics are benefiting science more than the military

By Ferris Jabr | Posted January 22, 2010

The Shocking Truth: Trees are Electric

The Shocking Truth: Trees are Electric

New circuits tap into electric currents generated by bigleaf maple trees

By Ferris Jabr | Posted January 8, 2010

Did Tainted Cow’s Milk Kill Jane Austen?

Did Tainted Cow’s Milk Kill Jane Austen?

Medical and literary experts debate English novelist Jane Austen’s fatal illness

By Ferris Jabr | Posted December 7, 2009

Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun?

Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun?

By Ferris Jabr and Michael Easter | Posted November 9, 2009

Darwin’s Rottweiler and Dawkins’s Dogma

Darwin’s Rottweiler and Dawkins’s Dogma

Is evolution a theory or fact?

By Ferris Jabr | Posted October 22, 2009

Illuminating the Mind

Illuminating the Mind

How an experimental mind-control technology could hasten the coming of the Singularity.

By Ferris Jabr | Posted October 9, 2009

Researcher Gets His Game On

Researcher Gets His Game On

How one scientist uses the Xbox 360 to study the human heart.

By Ferris Jabr | Posted September 23, 2009