Rachel Feltman

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Despite what you may have heard recently, your facial hair is not a toilet.

  • May 4, 2015

How to get the most cancer-fighting antioxidants in your guac (and then keep it from turning brown).

  • May 4, 2015

Almost 40 years later, the galaxy long long ago is still pretty futuristic when it comes to holograms.

  • May 4, 2015

“And that's how cool science happens, folks: playing around with stretchy whale guts in the lab.”

  • May 4, 2015

It’s the first freshly-brewed coffee in space.

  • May 4, 2015

When threatened, the beetle mixes up chemicals in an internal chamber, then fires the reaction off as a near-boiling, high-speed spray from its rear end.

  • May 1, 2015

Goodnight, sweet probe.

  • Apr 30, 2015

They evolved their incredible agility by way of unique sensors all over their wings.

  • Apr 30, 2015

Apparently the study was so flawed that only a man could fix it.

  • Apr 30, 2015

Scientists intrigued by presence of ice and two mysterious reflective spots on dwarf planet.

  • Mar 6, 2015
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About
Rachel Feltman runs The Post's Speaking of Science blog. She previously wrote on health, science and tech for Quartz and has covered an array of topics, most recently on the foray of electronics giant Samsung into big pharma, how to structure the ideal work day to maximize productivity and happiness (hint: brush your teeth at 2:30 p.m.) and how fighting squid reveal the evolutionary purpose of pain.

Raised in New Jersey (in Eagles and Phillies territory), Rachel graduated from Simon’s Rock with a degree in environmental science. While pursuing a master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting at NYU, she worked as a web contractor for Popular Mechanics and a print writer for Scientific American.
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