Amanda Leigh Mascarelli

All Stories by Amanda Leigh Mascarelli

  1. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is a hookah?

    Many teens are turning to water pipes as a potentially safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. But they’d be wrong.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What are e-cigarettes?

    New battery-powered devices deliver nicotine, a dangerous and addictive drug.

  3. Brain

    In pursuit of memory

    Why is granny so forgetful? Scientists must learn how the brain builds memories if they hope to figure out why recall fails in old age.

  4. Brain

    ‘Study drugs’ can be dangerous

    The misuse of these ADHD medicines not only constitutes cheating, but they can become addictive and can mess with your head.

  5. Animals

    Explainer: Animals’ role in human disease

  6. Brain

    Respecting the body’s clocks

  7. Brain

    Explainer: What is jet lag?

  8. Brain

    Explainer: Our bodies’ internal clocks

  9. Animals

    Infectious animals

  10. Animals

    Explainer: People can sicken animals