Other Writing

Emily has written more than 150 articles for newspapers, magazines, and digital publications. Here is a small selection of her work:  

"Marching One By One." New Yorker. March 3, 2015.

"The Smart, Angry Home." New Yorker. January 5, 2015.

"Depression: A Change of Mind. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best-studied form of psychotherapy. But researchers are still struggling to understand why it works." Nature. November 12, 2014. 

"When Fish Shout." New Yorker. November 10, 2014.

"Lovely grub: are insects the future of food?Mosaic. October 14, 2014.

"Vietnam's Neuroscientific Legacy." The New Yorker. October 2, 2014.

"Visiting an Ailing Relative: 'Among Chimpanzees' Documents the Many Threats to a Species' Survival." The New York Times. September 29, 2014.

"Kaiser Permanente's Genetic Database Is Boon to Medical Research." Businessweek. September 25, 2014.

"If Trauma Victims Forget, What Is Lost to Society? A pill to dampen memories stirs hope and worry." Nautilus. July 17, 2014.

"Does That Cat Have O.C.D.? 'Animal Madness': A Look at Tense Dogs, Elephants, and More." The New York Times. July 7, 2014.

"Trusting Our Robots: We love them when they admit fault." Wired. June 2014.

Ageing: Live faster, die younger. People with schizophrenia show signs of accelerated ageing — a phenomenon that could lead researchers to a deeper understanding of the disease.” Nature Outlook. April 2, 2014.

The future of sex? Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex.” Mosaic. March 4, 2014.

"Animals Bow to Their Mechanical Overlords: Robots are infiltrating insect, fish, and bird communities--and seizing control." Nautilus. February 13, 2014.

"Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid." The New York Times. November 18, 2013.

"Beauteous Beasts: Humans have been breeding animals for beauty for centuries. But should we draw the line at genetically modified pets?" Aeon. March 25, 2013.

Made Whole: Designed for animals, these advanced prosthetics could also help get human amputees moving again.” Wired. October 2011.

The Bad Daddy Factor: Drinking, smoking, taking prescription meds or failing to eat a balanced diet can influence the health of men’s future children.” Miller-McCune. January/February 2011.

Welcome to Outer (Head) Space: What can extreme environments teach us about weathering life’s ups and downs?” Psychology Today. April 2010.

Unfolding the mysteries of the brain: Researchers are learning to map the wrinkled landscape of the cerebral cortex for clues to how the mind develops.” The Boston Globe. August 3, 2009.

Building Around the Mind: Brain research can help us craft spaces that relax, inspire, awaken, comfort and heal.” Scientific American Mind. April 2009.

Discount Drugs: Meet America’s first nonprofit pharmaceutical company.” GOOD. November/December 2008.

E-noses Could Make Diseases Something to Sniff at: Diagnosing illnesses could be as easy as breathing.” Scientific American. January 11, 2008.

"The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: When during the day should you take your medication? Good question." Slate. November 1, 2007.

When researchers are the guinea pigs: Should scientists be allowed to continue studying themselves?” The Boston Globe. December 12, 2005.

DNA sequence in hand, dog geneticists aim to build a better pooch.” The Boston Globe. September 7, 2004.

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