Madeleine Johnson

Madeleine Johnson is a science writer and former neuroscientist. Follow her on Twitter or at Scienceline.org.

Medical Examiner
Nov. 20 2012 4:28 PMThe Pilgrims Should Have Been Thankful for a SpirocheteA gruesome disease granted them uninhabited, cleared land and a sweet brook.
Explainer
Aug. 3 2011 10:18 AMCan a Heat Wave Make You Insane?It depends on how hot it is.
Science
Oct. 10 2011 7:16 AMPets With ProblemsDoes spaying cause depression in dogs and cats?
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.