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Sophie Fessl

Sophie Fessl

Sophie Fessl is a neuroscientist turned science writer. She received her BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, and a PhD in Developmental Neurobiology from King’s College London. After Sophie spent 4 years studying the development of fruit flies, she decided to switch to science writing.

Composite image of Dmitri Mendeleev, a periodic table, and the Milky Way galaxy

How Far Does the Periodic Table Go?

Efforts to fill the periodic table raise questions of special relativity that “strike at the very heart of chemistry as a discipline.”
Axolotl

The Race to Save the Axolotl

When an axolotl loses a limb, it regrows, and nary a scar remains. But this incredible creature is on the brink of extinction.
Close-up of a mans legs doing cross-country skiing in the Alps.

A Brief History of Skis

Researchers tested various ski designs dating back 4,000 years to understand how human movement on snow has evolved.