Angus Chen is an intern with The Takeaway. Angus produces and edits segments on health, science, environment, politics, technology, and other general assignments. He's also a freelance science reporter. His work has appeared with Science and Discover Magazine’s blogs as well as other media websites. Before climbing into the airwaves, Angus did research in geology at Princeton University and in ecology at Harvard University. Angus graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, and Geology.
Research suggests that playing Tetris soon after seeing a violent movie or TV show dims the nightmares that can be associated with seeing graphic violence. Researchers hope Tetris might be able to help victims of violent acts keep from having uncontrollable nightmares, reliving their experience.
With flu cases up and medicines getting hard to come by, the CDC declared last week that the US is facing a flu epidemic. But even with cases up, doctors say the health system is prepared.
The Curiosity rover is currently roaming a 96-mile crater on the surface Mars, and the evidence it has collected suggests that the crater was once home to a huge lake. And NASA scientists say this information is unlike any they've seen before.
Dr. Adam Levine just returned from Liberia, where he spent more than a month helping to treat Ebola patients. Now that he's back and waiting to see if he's officially clear of the disease, he's feeling the same isolation many West Africans feel — and he says the panic in the US isn't helping anti-Ebola efforts.
Within days of launching the iPhone 6, Apple faced major problems with updates to iOS and claims that its new phones were bending in the pockets of users. Apple is downplaying the reports, but does the raft of problems mean people might think twice about buying the new phone?