Julianne Chiaet


Julianne is a freelance journalist and editor who specializes in health, Japan, and science.  She currently works as an Editorial Quality Assurance Specialists at Healthcasts. 

Bylines in The Guardian, Scientific American, The Daily Beast, Daily Mail UK, LabRoots, and the Japan Subsculture Research Center.  

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Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy

The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others


The Secret to Happiness is All in Your Head

Science says that people with positive attitudes are better equipped to handle unplanned life events. So can you train your brain to be positive if you’re not happy?


Why Do Antidepressants Take So Long to Work?

Kate wanted to die. She remembers the moment the psychiatrist said, “the antidepressant isn’t going to work right away. Can you promise to be here next week and not kill yourself?” “I told her no.”

Drone Pilot Challenges FAA on Commercial Flying Ban

A company specializing in aerial filmography using radio-controlled planes wants to force the agency’s hand on fines constraining for-profit drone use


Civilian Drones to Change How We Address Emergency

You may think you know what a “drone” is. But the word “clearly means a lot of things to a lot of different people,” according to Dean Jansen, co-director of the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference (DARC), which took place in October.


Neuroscientist Who Doggedly Pursued Genetic Hunch Wins Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

A professor at Baylor College of Medicine (B.C.M.) has received the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize for her pioneering work as a neuroscientist.

Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage 

There’s the stereotype of the angry Muslim and the scary Muslim, but these young performers and poets are defying those tropes and defining themselves.


The Secrets to Triggering Hotspots on Your Partner

Finding and activating erogenous zones on your significant other can help your relationship reach new levels of intimacy. Here’s how to do it


Exercising While Pregnant Gives Newborns a Real Head Start

Many doctors suggest that women take it easy during their pregnancies. However, being active might actually be the best thing for newborn noggins.

New Species of Humpback Dolphin Proposed

They may not be as well known as humpback whales, but humpback dolphins nonetheless have their fans. 

Report of Protected Species Catch Shows Fishermen’s Growing Trust of Conservationists

After local fishermen in Indonesia’s Karimunjawa National Park unintentionally caught a four-meter-long, juvenile whale shark they became quite concerned.

Chelyabinsk Meteor: Dust Grains Reveal How It Played Bumper Car before Hitting Earth

The Chelyabinsk meteor entered the atmosphere over Russia on February 15, 2013. It exploded with a half a megaton of energy, generating a shock wave that blew down walls and injured over 1,000 people.

Ancient Plankton Shells Could Reveal Millions of Years of Climate History

As carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere creep upward, researchers looking to forecast climate change face a problem—we are now in unexplored territory.

Can You Lose Weight Playing Pokemon Go?

The short answer: yes, but you have to be strategic about it 


Getting on the Ball: How the FIFA 14 Soccer Video Game Finally Got Its Physics Right

Strange ball behavior in earlier versions of the game has been traced to an error in the way air resistance was calculated


Will to Persevere Can Be Triggered by Electric Stimulation

The finding lays the groundwork for researchers to study a neuronal network involved in human perseverance


More Than One in Four Doctors Are Depressed

Early career doctors suffer from much higher levels of depression compared the general population.