Dan Samorodnitsky

My name's Dan. I'm the Science Editor at Massive Science. I used to be a laboratory scientist. I would read paper after paper, wishing scientists would write like humans. Now, at Massive, I'm finding hidden science stories and trying to exterminate the word "furthermore". Email me!

Dan has contributed to 3 reports

Massive Science Report № 3

You Are What You Meat

We worked with scientists in the field to explain how we’re growing meats in labs—and when you can eat them. It's your introduction to the next agricultural revolution.

Massive Science Report № 2

Opening Our Minds

Join five scientists as they explain the research behind new psychedelic treatments for mental illnesses

Massive Science Report № 1

You Don't Know GMOs

We've gathered a team of geneticists, biologists, and environmental scientists to bring you the most up-to-date report on the science, history, and safety of genetically-modified organisms.

Dan has authored 14 articles

Meet Annie Easley, the barrier-breaking mathematician who helped us explore the solar system

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She overcame life-long racial discrimination to complete a long and impactful career at NASA

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Genetically modified crops are way more common than you'd think

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It's not just about what you eat – GM crops make their way into everything

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Carl Zimmer explores the mysteries and contradictions of genetics

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In 'She Has Her Mother's Laugh,' Zimmer reveals the lawlessness of our genes

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Charles Darwin, made flesh and tedious

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A new book humanizes the legend, but few will want to read it

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Should peer review stop being anonymous?

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Prominent researchers can take the gamble, but junior scientists risk retribution

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Will genetic choice make sex obsolete?

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Anyone hoping to shop for blemish-free, farm-to-crib babies with no diseases and a poet’s soul will be disappointed

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Henry Greely, bioethicist and attorney, on why genetic tech isn't so scary

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'I probably wouldn’t regulate anything except possibly parents'

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Science brawls, explained by a scientist

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Here's what scientists are feuding about online this week

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Genes are like the cosmos: the more we discover, the more we have to explore

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"I don't know how to keep the air in my chest thinking about the scale and size of the unknown"

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The Republican tax plan would hurt students and young people. We can't let it pass

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Making tuition waivers taxable would keep students out of the middle class the proposal claims to protect

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Scientists found an entire herpes virus genome hiding out in fish DNA

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Researchers have made a bizarre discovery involving transposons, parasitic DNA found in fish (and humans)

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Dear Harvard, Berkeley, and MIT: don't patent CRISPR

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Everyone should benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime discovery

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Diabetes is a much stranger disease than I realized

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We don't really know what causes diabetes, but it involves these misshapen proteins infecting each other

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USDA and FDA announce that they'll both regulate cellular agriculture, but at different stages

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The decision can be seen as a win for the companies that are working on cell-based meat products

Researchin' with urchins

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Take a look inside the lab of a sea urchin researcher

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Should peer review stop being anonymous?

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Prominent researchers can take the gamble, but junior scientists risk retribution

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Scientific knowledge is drowning in a flood of research

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A comic about the problems with the -omics, illustrated by Matteo Farinella

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