Alexandra Ossola

DNA/IDK

We Should Study Octopus DNA To Better Understand Our Own

"It's hard not to get excited about these guys.”
Alexandra Ossola
5.15.17
CSI: Olden Days

Meet Detective X, the Founder of Federal Forensic Science

Wilmer Souder consulted on the FBI crime lab and worked on the Lindbergh kidnapping—but then we forgot about him.
Alexandra Ossola
3.8.17
FBI

Why Is The FBI Reaching Out To Student Bioengineers?

America's top investigative agency is looking to stop bioterror before it happens.
Alexandra Ossola
11.28.16
Amsterdam

Welcome to the Biohackers’ Paradise

The Waag Society's vision is to inform people of the risks and possibilities of biotech by letting them try it themselves.
Alexandra Ossola
11.25.16
Health

Baidu Made a Bot to Help You When You're Sick

'Melody the Medical Assistant' was trained on medical textbooks and can guess your condition.
Alexandra Ossola
10.11.16
Science

I Froze My Ass Off in a Tank of Nitrogen Gas to Feel Happier

Cryotherapy is supposedly a wonder treatment. Does it really work?
Alexandra Ossola
2.23.15
Internet

Internet Psychologists Study How the Web Affects Us (and Make You Click 'Buy')

The relatively new but increasingly important field.
Alexandra Ossola
1.30.15
Metal

We've Been Chasing Super-Hydrophobic Metals Since 1805

Chill out about that water-repelling metal.
Alexandra Ossola
1.21.15
Facebook

The 'Cost of Caring' on Social Media

Your dramatic acquaintances can be emotionally draining.
Alexandra Ossola
1.20.15
Science

How the First New Antibiotic in 30 Years Was Grown in Dirt

The way it was discovered may be the most exciting part.
Alexandra Ossola
1.8.15
Science

Why We Haven't Stopped the Ebola Outbreak Yet

We’ve gotten better at fighting the virus, but it might be a while before it’s totally gone.
Alexandra Ossola
12.30.14
Culture

Tinsel Used to Be Made of Real Silver

But it was just as annoying back then.
Alexandra Ossola
12.23.14
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