Science writer + journalist

Brooke Borel is a writer and journalist specializing in science.

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Gizmodo

The Forgotten Era: Why Bed Bugs Were Tested for Combat in Vietnam

An excerpt from Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World.

Crickets 0 article
Popular Science

The Rise Of The Incredible Edible Insect

Start-ups are marketing an unlikely new protein. It’s nutrient-rich, all natural, and six-legged.

Smallpox virus article
Popular Science

The Doctor Who Thought Bed Bugs Spread Smallpox

Old, completely unethical studies tried—and failed—to pin the virus on the bloodsucker

Bugg article
boingboing.net

How the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took over the world ...

How the bed bug infiltrated our bedrooms and took o...

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ideas.ted.com

My quest to understand everything about bed bugs

My quest to understand everything about bed bugs

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student.societyforscience.org

Scientists feed bed bugs (on purpose) | Science News for Students

Scientists feed bed bugs (on purpose) | Science New...

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Slate

Bed Bug Panic

Bed Bug Panic

Bed bug music article
Popular Science

The Bed Bug: A Musical Muse | Popular Science

Songs about bed bugs provide one more set of data to trace how the bed bug reigned, then faded, then bounced back.

Crickets entomophagy article
Popular Science

The Environmental Benefits Of Eating Crickets Vs. Chicken: It's ...

Controversial new research examines how well crickets convert feed to protein.

Dissection 2 article
aeon.co

Why would I donate my body to science? – Brooke Borel – Aeon

Why would I donate my body to science? – Brooke Bor...

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aeon.co

Bed bugs infest our homes and our minds – Brooke Borel – Aeon

Bed bugs infest our homes and our minds – Brooke Bo...

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Mens Journal

How Not to Get Bed Bugs from Hotels - MensJournal.com

How Not to Get Bed Bugs from Hotels - MensJournal.c...

Andersonville national cemetery georgia article
Popular Science

150 Years After the Civil War: Reflections on Medical Care | Popular ...

Infectious disease and questionable medical care during the Civil War.

Stressed aspen tree article
Popular Science

Do Plants Get Stressed?

Humans aren't the only ones who get stressed out.

Dead bee article
Popular Science

Do Insects Get Stressed?

Yes, yes they do.