Neel V. Patel
Neel V. Patel

Neel V. Patel is a science and tech writer from Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Inverse, Wired, Popular Science, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.

Science
Nov. 16 2017 6:03 PMLifting the Ban on Elephant Trophies Will Probably Help Save ElephantsOur knee-jerk reaction to hunting (and to Trump) ignores good data that suggest hunting works as a means of conservation.
Science
Nov. 15 2017 4:34 PMWe Just Discovered Another New Planet That Could Host LifeWill this be “the one”? It’s too soon to tell, of course.
Science
Nov. 10 2017 5:04 PMHow to Watch November’s Weekend Meteor ShowersIt’s a double-header.
Science
Nov. 7 2017 5:13 PMHere’s What the Sun Will Look Like When It Consumes the Earth in 5 Billion YearsThere’s an end in sight. Eventually.
Science
Nov. 3 2017 1:25 PMTrump’s New NASA Chief Controls One of the Most Important Parts of Climate ScienceWe assess many parts of our changing planet from the sky.
Future Tense
Oct. 27 2017 11:14 AMMove Over, Stephen King. A.I. Take a Surprisingly Successful Stab at Writing Horror Fiction
Science
Oct. 24 2017 6:06 PMCould Trump Fund Science by Back-Channeling Military Investment?Here's one way the president could have his cake and eat it too.
Technology
Oct. 20 2017 9:04 AMIt Still Doesn’t Really Matter What A.I. Can Score on IQ TestsIf we’re already bad at measuring human intelligence, is it possible to measure intelligence in something composed of algorithms?
Science
Oct. 18 2017 4:16 PMWhen Scientists Discovered Neutron Stars Colliding, How Did Artists Know What to Draw?They didn’t, really.
Science
Oct. 13 2017 11:40 AMDonald Trump Should Stop Obsessing Over the MoonHe thinks going will get us closer to Mars. It won’t.
Science
Nov. 16 2017 7:30 AMThe First “Space Nation” Just Launched Its First SatelliteIn doing so, it proved how lawless space still is.
Science
Nov. 15 2017 12:54 PMIn 1770, the Sky Over East Asia Turned Crimson Red for Nine DaysNew documents reveal what caused the event.
Technology
Nov. 8 2017 12:49 PMA Dangerous Self-Driving Car Is Still Better Than a Human DriverObjectively, anyway. The question is whether humans can handle this truth.
Future Tense
Nov. 3 2017 1:43 PMHow Did Scientists Discover a Massive Hole in the Great Pyramid?It has to do with mysterious particles from outer space. Really.
Technology
Oct. 31 2017 3:15 PMPeople Are Getting Locked Out of Their Google Docs, and They Are AnnoyedThey’ve got work to do!
Science
Oct. 25 2017 3:57 PMBlue Origin’s Successful Engine Test Might Free Us From Dependence on Russian EnginesPrivate companies are making greater strides, opening the gateways to space.
Science
Oct. 20 2017 5:38 PMTreat Yourself to a Meteor ShowerIt’s been a long week. Here’s how to find some relief in the sky.
Technology
Oct. 19 2017 6:19 PMHere’s How to Watch Uranus in the SkyYou won’t even need a telescope.
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2017 11:19 AMThe Future of Cybersecurity Might Look a Lot Like Snapchat
Future Tense
April 27 2015 3:33 PMIs Crowdfunded Science Crap?