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Rebecca Boyle
Rebecca Boyle is a freelance journalist in St Louis, Missouri. She writes for science magazines for adults and children, and her blog, Eek Squad, is published by Popular Science.

Written by Rebecca Boyle

Essay/
Education
The elastic brain

A child’s brain can master anything from language to music. Can neuroscience extend that genius across the lifespan?

Rebecca Boyle

Essay/
Astronomy
The end of night

An eternal electric day is creeping across the globe, but our brains and bodies cannot cope in a world without darkness

Rebecca Boyle