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Polina Porotsky

Polina is a New York based nerd, interested in nutrition, consciousness, and fashion. Originally from Russia and Latvia, she moved to the US to get a degree in neuroscience from Columbia and live out her Carrie Bradshaw fantasy (which turned out to be just that, a fantasy).

July 17, 2019

Satellites have come to play a vital part in our world, from providing Internet to monitoring Arctic glaciers.

June 20, 2019

Shells tell a story of evolution that spans over millions of years

May 1, 2019

Researchers are racing to preserve coral larvae for future restoration projects — and cryopreservation could be one solution

February 28, 2019

The first gene-edited babies have stirred ethical debate — as well as biological concern

February 22, 2019

Our sense of disgust of eating insects is largely cultural, and there could be benefits to overcoming our ick

February 4, 2019

They don’t have dating apps, so birds find another way to find a mate

January 18, 2019

Or, the story of how Einstein was right even when he was wrong

December 18, 2018

Ballerinas have to learn to dance on the tips of their toes. Thankfully, they have special shoes to help them along

December 10, 2018

Advocates say moms don't get enough support from hospitals as they attempt the tricky and painful task of breastfeeding their newborns.

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