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Brooke Borel
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Brooke Borel is a science writer and author. She is a contributing editor for Popular Science and her first book is Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World (2015).

Written by Brooke Borel

Essay/
Cities
Bugged

Bed bugs crawl under our covers, suck our blood and disappear, leaving us on a razor’s edge between reality and delusion

Brooke Borel

Essay/
Death
I’d rather be dissected

There are not enough whole-body donations to science. Why don’t people want their death to help the living?

Brooke Borel