Shayla Love

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

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
2 days ago
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
1.3.20
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
12.31.19
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
12.31.19
Gender

In the Face of Female Oppression, Take Refuge in the Spotted Hyena

People continue to say women can’t be leaders because it’s not biologically natural. They’re forgetting animals like the spotted hyena.
Shayla Love
12.18.19
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
11.18.19
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
11.8.19
mind

A Big Study on Weed and Mental Health Reveals Just How Little We Know

The findings don’t mean that cannabis doesn’t help mental health—just that we need more research on the effects of weed on the mind.
Shayla Love
10.30.19
Drugs

Scientists Want to Try Using Shrooms to Revive People in Vegetative States

Does psilocybin have the potential to increase consciousness in people who are unresponsive?
Shayla Love
10.17.19
mind

Socially Anxious People Are Taking MDMA and Other Psychedelics to Cope

Scientists say that combined with therapy, these drugs could be a promising treatment option.
Shayla Love
8.29.19
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