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Knvul Sheikh

Knvul Sheikh grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayas and sustained by Pakistani cuisine. A fascination for the natural world and travel brought her to the University of California, San Diego for a B.S. in molecular biology. She spent a few years doing research there and then in Singapore before stumbling into freelancing for the Singapore Scientist. When not planning her next big trip, Knvul enjoys running and experimenting with green smoothies.

September 26, 2016

A “just green enough” approach in Brooklyn aims for a balance between sustainability and equity

June 29, 2016

DNA barcoding helps hunt down criminals trafficking illegal wildlife products

May 30, 2016

The trendy food label doesn’t mean what you think it does

April 19, 2016

Planting homogenous new forests isn’t going to save the planet

April 6, 2016

The microbiome affects more than just your gut

March 21, 2016

Behind the scenes, Rebecca Meah builds models of dinosaurs and other animals for museum exhibitions

February 21, 2016

A shortage of lethal injection drugs drives some states to think the unthinkable

February 15, 2016

Yes, marijuana impairs your driving, and no one is sure what to do about it

February 7, 2016

How Project Orange combines biotechnology and design to push the boundaries of art

January 17, 2016

How citizen scientists and biologists are working together to help the endangered birds

January 10, 2016

Scientists use neural prosthetics to supplement brain functions

January 4, 2016

A two-drug combo can work better than antidepressants alone in some people

January 3, 2016

Can a home remedy like chicken soup fight off the cold virus?

December 10, 2015

New survey says hookahs and e-cigarettes are “gateways” to nicotine addiction

November 10, 2015

Efforts to rein in synthetic cannabinoid drugs are falling behind

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