Sarah Scoles, Contributing Editor at Popular Science

Sarah Scoles

Contributing Editor


  • Science reporter with a telescopic eye on how space and physics research play out in both everyday life and the shadowy military-intelligence world
  • Obsessed with the human stories behind science news
  • Other bylines in publications like The New York Times, Wired, Scientific American, Science, VICE, Atlas Obscura.

Favorite weird science fact

The CIA used an early SETI instrument, which scientists had built to help search for aliens, to spy on Soviet spacecraft hanging out near Venus.

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