Shayla Love

Shayla Love is a senior staff writer at Vice covering science, medicine, health, drugs, and climate.

mind

There’s a Mysterious Syndrome That Turns People Into Statues

Patients with catatonia look frozen on the outside. On the inside they feel overwhelmed by fear and anxiety.
Shayla Love
a day ago
mind

People Born Blind Are Mysteriously Protected From Schizophrenia

The possible explanations could help us better understand the condition.
Shayla Love
2.11.20
mind

Can You Feel Your Heartbeat? The Answer Says a Lot About You

How strongly and accurately you feel your heart beating could tell you something about your mental health.
Shayla Love
2.10.20
climate change

Turns Out 'Eating Local' Doesn't Do Much for the Planet

There are more effective ways to assuage your beef-eating guilt than to buy local.
Shayla Love
1.27.20
climate change

The Climate Change Solution That Climate Deniers Can Get Behind

The right and the left disagree about the climate crisis, but there is one place they have common ground: renewable energy.
Shayla Love
1.26.20
Sex

These Vaginas Evolved to Fight the Penis, Not Accommodate It

The study of genitals has historically ignored female parts. Now that that's changing, it's revealing an evolutionary competition between penis and vagina.
Shayla Love
1.2.20
mind

If You Want to Change Your Habits, You Have to Plan to Mess Up Sometimes

Moderation can help you reach your goals, but only if you're precise about what it means to be moderate.
Shayla Love
12.30.19
mind

How Long Is Right Now?

As long as it took you to read that headline. Or shorter. Or it might not exist at all.
Shayla Love
12.30.19
climate change

As Animals and Plants Go Extinct, Languages Die Off Too

In the parts of the world where biodiversity is most at risk, words and phrases also face extinction.
Shayla Love
11.20.19
The Other 2020

This Gene Technology Could Change the World. Its Maker Isn’t Sure It Should.

Kevin Esvelt came up with a way to use gene editing for gene drives, a technology that could change the ecological fate of the whole world. How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
Shayla Love
11.19.19
mind

Lessons on Anxiety From a Stray Cat

When a cat appeared on my windowsill, I tried to tame it in much the same way that I was attempting to control my anxious mind. I failed at both—but learned something about living with anxiety along the way.
Shayla Love
11.17.19
mind

Can a Trip-Free Psychedelic Still Help People With Depression?

Psilocybin has shown promise for conditions like depression. Now, researchers are asking if the psychedelic experience is absolutely necessary to treat mental health.
Shayla Love
11.7.19
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