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EMILY ANTHES is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in Seed, Scientific American Mind, Discover, Slate, Good, New York, and the Boston Globe. She has a master's degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor's degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
STEVE MIRSKY has written the Anti-Gravity column for Scientific American since 1995. In 2006 he launched the daily Scientific American podcast, "60-Second Science," with tens of thousands of listeners and millions of downloads to date.
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