Nadja Oertelt

Co-founder and CEO, Massive Science

Nadja is one of the co-founders of Massive. She is a science media producer, documentary filmmaker and former research scientist in neuroscience and paleoanthropology.

Nadja 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.

Nadja has authored 13 articles

There's big gaps in our knowledge of black holes

Watch astrophysicists Priyamvada Natarajan and Feryal Özel discuss the origins and behavior of black holes in our new animation

How can life and intelligence emerge from chaos?

Watch the second episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!

Where is the boundary between life and death?

Watch the first episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!

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The risks and rewards of genetic engineering, animated

Pioneering biologist David Baltimore on the ethical quandary of engineering 'cures'

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Massive's New Brain Waves 👋

Introducing our cohort of neuroscientist writers

Physicist Max Tegmark explains why AI will help humanity flourish

"There's no law of physics that says we can't build machines more intelligent than we are"

Meet the "First Lady of Physics," "Queen of Nuclear Research," and destroyer of natural laws

Chien-Shiung Wu conducted some of the most elegant particle physics experiments of her time

Meet the chemist who engineered the first effective treatment of leprosy

Alice Augusta Ball’s died at the age of 24. Ninety years later, we finally started recognizing her contributions.

Will it ever be possible to measure subjective experience?

A animated journey into the questions of consciousness posed by Christof Koch and David Chalmers

Dreaming and wakefulness are two ways of being yourself

The definition of consciousness is harder to pin down than you might think, argues cognitive neuroscientist Elizaveta Solomonova.

The sublime, dark depths of the unknown universe, animated

How do you visualize something that, by definition, can’t be seen?

Condensed Matters: Science in Short

Learn about the standard model, dark matter and consciousness in less than 6 minutes.

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External Link The EPA Can’t Wait to Reopen the Mine That Poisoned North Idaho

This is a great piece:

“In 1983, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared the Bunker Hill Mine and smelter complex the nation’s second-largest Superfund site. The agency has been a presence in the valley ever since. Today, after 35 years and almost $900 million in cleanup costs, Bunker Hill’s tailings heap still oozes 400 pounds of toxic metals a day into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. Tundra swans still flap and stagger in the marshes. After picking up more mine waste downstream, the river dumps almost 400 tons of lead and 700 tons of zinc into Lake Coeur d’Alene every year.”

Meanwhile, in England, extremophile microbiologist and Consortium scientist Dr. Rose Jones is figuring out how to clean up toxic mining waste with microbes.

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