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Linda Marsa
Teacher, Writing Program; Freelance author, UCLA

Linda Marsa is a contributing editor for Discover magazine, a teacher on the writer’s programme at UCLA, and the author of Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health (2013).

Written by Linda Marsa

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Illness and disease
The neurofix

Stem cell therapies for the scourges of old age are on the near horizon. Will they come in time for the Baby Boomers?

Linda Marsa

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Ecology and environmental sciences
Scorched Earth, 2200AD

Climate change has done its worst, and now just 500 million humans remain on lifeboats in the north. How do they survive?

Linda Marsa

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Economics
The longevity gap

Costly new longevity drugs could help the wealthy live 120 years or more – but will everyone else die young?

Linda Marsa

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Consciousness and altered states
A good trip

Researchers are giving psychedelics to cancer patients to help alleviate their despair — and it’s working

Linda Marsa