Science writer + journalist

Brooke Borel is a writer and journalist specializing in science.

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How to Reach the North Pole in 5 Snowy Steps

Northpole-sign, setup by the crew and scientists of...

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Can Drinking a Glass of Wine Keep Bed Bugs Away?

A bed bug nymph in the process of ingesting a blood meal from the arm of a
The common bed bug mainly survives on human blood, but what happens when that human has upped his or her bl...

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Why does beer skunk? | Why does beer go bad? | How sunlight ...

What is that funky taste in your beer?

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How to Discover a Dinosaur in 5 Easy Steps | LiveScience

If you've always wanted to discover a dinosaur, here are five easy steps to get you on your way.

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Why Do Bulls Charge When they See Red? | Why does red make ...

Wait a minute, aren't bulls color blind?

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What Causes the 'Phantom Limb' Sensation? - LiveScience

Many amputees can still feel their missing limb.

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Why Are There Holes in 'Swiss' Cheese? - LiveScience

The holes in Swiss cheese are actually bubbles.

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How Does Anesthesia Work? | What is anesthesia? | Medical Facts ...

Anesthesia works in one of two ways.

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Caster Semenya 2011 World Championships Track | What's the ...

Caster Semenya is one of the fastest women in the world. Many people, however, think she might be more man than woman.

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7 Billion People: Should World Adopt 'One-Child' Policy? | Should ...

With a human population headed to an unsustainable 10 billion, what can be done to slow the pace?

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Delusory Parasitosis Symptoms and Treatments | LiveScience

Ever feel like you have bugs crawling under your skin?

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How do people wiggle their ears? | Why can some ... - LiveScience

You might be surprised why some people are able to wiggle their ears.

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How to Find a Pharaoh in 6 Steps | LiveScience

Finding a pharaoh can bring instant fame. Here's how to do it.

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How to Get Inside the Human Body in 5 Tiny Steps | LiveScience

You can't shrink down to explore inside a person's body, but tiny, tumor-killing soldiers could be an effective cancer treatment.

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How to Journey to the Center of the Earth | LiveScience

Scientists have drilled several miles into the ground, but those holes are nowhere near reaching the center of the Earth.