Shayla Love

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

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Your Poop Might Be Key For Predicting the End of the Pandemic

Looking for the new coronavirus in wastewater could give us a heads up about where the outbreak is spreading—and when it has started to dissipate.
Shayla Love
17 hours ago
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Warm Water, Garlic, Essential Oils: They Won't Protect You From Coronavirus

As COVID-19 misinformation runs rampant, pseudoscience expert Tim Caulfield has been tasked with keeping track of all the bunk.
Shayla Love
21 hours ago
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If We Can Make Animals Smarter, Should We?

In science fiction stories, research can accidentally create super-intelligent animal species. As the ability to alter animals’ brains grows, some say we should be wary of fiction becoming reality.
Shayla Love
3 days ago
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How the Pandemic Makes Its Way Into Our Dreams

Rotting desks, hordes of maggots, and a murderous Oprah— researchers are collecting and analyzing people’s coronavirus dreams.
Shayla Love
4.3.20
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Immune ‘Boosters’ Ignore the Immune System’s Best Quality: Balance

We could stand to learn some lessons from our own immune systems about how we decide when to act and when to lay low.
Shayla Love
4.2.20
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There’s Another Crucial Coronavirus Test We Need Access To

The tests we have now tell us who is currently sick. We need to know who has already had COVID-19 and recovered.
Shayla Love
3.26.20
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Trump Thinks Chloroquine Can Treat Coronavirus. What Does the Science Say?

It makes sense to want a solution to appear as quickly as possible. But we still have a lot to learn.
Shayla Love
3.24.20
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Researchers Got People to Hallucinate from Fake Psychedelics

When it comes to taking hallucinogenic drugs, context may matter in deeper ways than previously assumed.
Shayla Love
3.23.20
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Once and for All, the New Coronavirus Was Not Made in a Lab

A new paper explains exactly what makes it different than other coronaviruses and how we know that it wasn’t created in a lab.
Shayla Love
3.20.20
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Copper Destroys Viruses and Bacteria. Why Isn’t It Everywhere?

It could destroy norovirus, MRSA, virulent strains of E. coli, and coronaviruses—including the novel strain currently causing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shayla Love
3.18.20
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The Strange Link Between Pandemics and Psychosis

Scientists are looking more closely at how viruses and infections could influence our minds.
Shayla Love
3.17.20
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Your Fancy Honey Might Not Actually Be Honey

It may have been sweetened, heated, filtered, and turned into a fraud—and the entire agricultural system is at risk as a result.
Shayla Love
3.6.20
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