Author: Sara Chodosh

Sara Chodosh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.A. in neurobiology and philosophy of science. Perhaps the majority of her sentences begin excitedly with “did you know…” and the majority of her days end with a fond goodnight to her cat. Sara originally pursued cancer research as an undergrad, but now prefers teaching her friends about science and medicine while she bakes cupcakes.

A wild bee in the big city

A wild bee in the big city

Honey bees aren’t the only pollinators in town — or even the best ones

By Sara Chodosh | Posted October 24, 2016

Welcome to |para|

Welcome to |para|

A letter from the editors

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

The Paralympic sport you've never heard of

The Paralympic sport you’ve never heard of

Goalball was designed for visually impaired people, not adapted from an able-bodied sport

By Sara Chodosh and Michael Koziol | Posted

Nude is only nude if you're white

Nude is only nude if you’re white

Lingerie companies are failing black consumers

By Sara Chodosh | Posted April 20, 2016

Chlamydia county

Chlamydia county

How big data can illuminate a small area

By Sara Chodosh | Posted April 13, 2016

Old people names of the future

Old people names of the future

What naming trends have in store for babies born today

By Sara Chodosh | Posted March 30, 2016

Fallen Monarch, a massive redwood tree that fell 300 years ago

Leaving the road behind

Why national parks should have fewer roads and more trails

By Sara Chodosh | Posted March 28, 2016

A solarizing issue

A solarizing issue

The top solar states are not necessarily the sunniest

By Sara Chodosh | Posted March 16, 2016

Ugly as pie

Ugly as pie

Any way you slice it, pie charts are terrible

By Sara Chodosh | Posted March 14, 2016

cancer cells under a microscope

What is cancer?

How one cell transforms into a disease

By Sara Chodosh | Posted March 9, 2016

human eye

Your eyes are subatomic particle detectors

How your body turns light into electricity, and then into images

By Sara Chodosh | Posted February 24, 2016

writing

Speaking in invented tongues

How languages build fictional worlds

By Sara Chodosh | Posted February 14, 2016

Can we park smarter?

Can we park smarter?

High costs and technology issues haven’t dampened enthusiasm for networked parking systems

By Sara Chodosh | Posted February 5, 2016

A new paradigm for renewable energy

A new paradigm for renewable energy

Scotland and Ireland commit to a clean energy future together

By Sara Chodosh | Posted January 17, 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Debunking myths about the common cold

INFOGRAPHIC: Debunking myths about the common cold

How to actually stay healthy this winter

By Sara Chodosh | Posted January 3, 2016

No touching!

No touching!

“Touchless” touch screen tracks your finger sweat

By Sara Chodosh | Posted November 3, 2015