Ilana Strauss

Ilana Strauss

Ilana E. Strauss is a Microsoft Word ninja living in Brooklyn. She’s a staff writer at From the Grapevine, who has also written for The Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, GOOD Magazine and the Washington Post.

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Scientists are getting closer to recording your dreams

You may soon be able to watch your dreams while you're awake.

How sci-fi machines are saving kids in India

These handwashing stations make water out of thin air.

The app that saves you from anaphylactic shock

Seriously, if you carry an EpiPen, you should look into this.

Amazing photos of male ibexes fighting over ladies

Like other (ahem) animals, ibexes will do just about anything to get some.

We just discovered something new about Jupiter's mysterious stripes

American space probe Juno is uncovering secrets about our solar system's favorite gas giant planet.

I tried to recreate my favorite cookie, and the fail was epic

Marzipan Bakery in Israel makes the most amazing rugelach, and I was determined to make these gooey, chocolate cookies myself.

Meet the humanitarian doctors curing blindness from a boat

A team of doctors from Israel and beyond sailed to Papua New Guinea to fix the eyes and teeth of locals, many of whom had never seen a doctor before.

You may soon be able to afford the most expensive food on the planet

Scientists in Israel are figuring out how to grow truffles.

Did scientists just discover dark matter?

One of the biggest mysteries of physics may not be a mystery for much longer.

Why you should visit a surf town even if you don’t surf

I accidentally ended up at surf towns for months before realizing I should be going on purpose.

How to cook with a tagine

This Moroccan delicacy is actually incredibly easy to make.

Scientists can almost build a human from scratch

Doctors are cloning human bones and brains ... The next step looks pretty obvious.

My disastrous first time surfing

Surfing is, as it turns out, really hard.

My strange journey to learn how to make the perfect cup of Moroccan tea

I traveled to a small town in Morocco to teach you to make and serve this ancient tea.

Are robot arms about to get less expensive?

Entrepreneur Easton LaChappelle is using 3D printing to change the prosthetics game.