Rose Pastore
rosepastore
Rose Pastore is the science editor at Gizmodo.
1/16/20
4:52 PM
10

“Reflectins” sounds like something I’d make up to try to impress someone by sounding scientific. Like if someone asked me how squid are iridescent, I’d say “it’s probably the reflectins”, and apparently I wouldn’t be wrong. 

1/14/20
5:52 PM
4

Oh, it’s my field! This is a very, very small world so I’m not used to seeing us get a popsci article, and you’re covering a really great scientist here. Neato! I can answer old-dust questions here if anyone has any, I guess!

1/13/20
11:38 AM
12

Any time there’s a discussion of organ donation:

1/9/20
11:25 AM
10

Love my African grey.

They are much smarter than people give them credit for. And I mean that. All these studies make them out to be smart, but they are clearly just scratching the surface.

It’s a shame that they are so endangered, yet popular in the pet trade (I say this as a CAG owner, I know). We’re getting to the Read more

1/8/20
12:21 PM
3

It would be interesting to know what the go/no go decisions was upon developer submission of a Draft Environmental Impact Study for timber harvesting on Kangaroo Island dated January 2019:

1/6/20
1:49 PM
23

I have personally experienced the effects of cannabis overdose and, while technically not life threatening, they can be life altering and severely impact mental functioning and lead to the exacerbation of pre-existing mental illness. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or are have a family history of Read more

12/20/19
8:52 AM
50

I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t loathe the auto-play on Netflix’s menu.

12/18/19
6:21 PM
8

I don’t know what’s worse...the horrible comments about cooking the animals, or that I was scrolling down to make a similar joke.

12/17/19
3:19 PM
38

The fact that “Yikes, I’m a host” was her SECOND thought just might be the most scientist thing ever.

12/5/19
12:08 PM
6

As with most quantum mechanics topics, I only vaguely understand this. But I’m excited that we’re advancing not only our applications for quantum technology, but our ability to study the universe as well. Also, I’ve been watching/playing enough D&D lately that anything involving crystals feels inherently magical :D

11/30/19
12:15 AM
2

This. Is. Awesome science! Gaining relevant and important scientific data while blowing stuff up, like a volcano, AND creating lightning! We really are learning more and more about our world each and every day in spite of folks who don’t want to understand what science is all about. Keep it up scientists!