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Dan Robitzski

Dan Robitzski graduated from Lafayette College with a B.S. in neuroscience and a minor in creative writing. Passionate about accessible information, Dan hopes to use science journalism as a way to bridge the communication gap among researchers, medical professionals, and the public. In his spare time, you can find him competing and coaching at fencing tournaments, pretending to understand pop culture references, and looking at cute rodents on the internet.

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September 25, 2017

Here’s how a powerful breed of guard dogs turned into humanity’s cruelest genetics experiment

September 21, 2017

It turns out that the best medicine is medicine

September 18, 2017

Mimicking the human brain will only hinder the pursuit of true artificial intelligence, says Facebook’s director of AI research.

July 26, 2017

If you want to turn your kids into a bunch of little nerds, this is the place!

July 10, 2017

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

June 21, 2017

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

June 14, 2017

Evidence that the Earth’s crust began as an unbroken shell raises a question: Can we really understand the past by looking at how things are now?

June 7, 2017

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

May 15, 2017

Spring is coming, and so are the rats. Here’s how to keep them out.

May 10, 2017

Today's robots are nothing like in the movies. Here's what it would take to get there.

April 19, 2017

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

April 10, 2017

A recent study on roundworms identified the hormone responsible for burning fat, marking the latest discovery in a convoluted, century-long search

March 29, 2017

Historical reports of “absinthism” probably just described severe alcoholism

March 22, 2017

Extinct species may soon be resurrected — but just because we can doesn’t mean we’re ready for them

January 11, 2017

The twin paradox shows how approaching the speed of light alters both time and space

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