Isobel Whitcomb, Contributor at Popular Science

Isobel Whitcomb



  • Freelance journalist passionate about debunking health myths and exploring the intersection between humans and the environment. 
  • Past byliner for: the New York Times, Slate, Hakai Magazine, Gizmodo, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Undark and more.
  • Not-so-secret nerd about animals and the weird ways they shape our environment. 

Favorite weird science fact

Mantis shrimp pack a punch strong enough to break aquarium glass.

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