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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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Here’s why this Harvard astrophysicist keeps looking for aliens

Professor Avi Loeb thinks extraterrestrial life could teach us about ourselves and our world.

Being kind to strangers isn't just a human thing

Bonobos do it, too.

This is the ancient animal your cat evolved from

It's still around, by the way.

The most beautiful Christmas trees are living underwater

See the strange animal that looks an awful lot like holiday decor.

How a company is turning wildlife destroyers into comfy marine homes

An Israeli startup figured out how to make concrete structures that are good for the environment.

Samsung is opening its own genius bars, and they're super fancy

Move over, Apple. Soon, you won't have a monopoly on tech care centers.

This blind and deaf backpacker is traveling the world

Tony Giles journeyed from the U.S. to Zambia to Israel. Alone.

How 2 guys from Georgia pranked international media to save the planet

Their weird-looking device promised to turn dirty air into oxygen on your face. It was a groundbreaking invention. It just wasn't real.

The real reason you wait in line to see Santa

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the evolutionary reason that big lines attract people.

Israeli jazz musician earns Grammy noms in 2 categories

Clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen is nominated for Best World Music Album and Best Latin Jazz Album.

Newly discovered 400,000-year-old school means humans are way older than we thought

Ancient toolmaking school has everyone thinking that our species has been talking, teaching and making tech for a really long time.

How to make a vacation better after it’s over

Trips end, but memories last a lifetime. And how you remember has a lot to do with this quirk in your brain.

The surprising key to changing your life

A neuroscientists explains that making better daily decisions doesn't work so well. Here's what does.

The strangest things we learned in 2017

We discovered so much odd stuff this year about aliens, tigers, apocalypses, goats, lawns and even Albert Einstein.

Scientists may have figured out how to make stuff invisible

A team of scientists just had a Harry Potter-style breakthrough.