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Anil Oza

Science writing intern, Summer 2022

Anil Oza was the summer 2022 science writing intern at Science News. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in neurobiology and science communication.

All Stories by Anil Oza

  1. an ecologist releases a hawkmoth at dusk

    How death’s-head hawkmoths manage to fly straight for miles in the dark

    By tailing death’s-head hawkmoths in an airplane, scientists have found that the nocturnal insects appear to navigate using an internal compass.

  2. mealworms on a table, in a wooden spoon, and in a wooden bowl, surrounded by green leaves
    Science & Society

    A new seasoning smells like meat thanks to sugar — and mealworms

    A spoonful of sugars could help cooked mealworms go down more easily, a potential boon for the planet.

  3. Health & Medicine

    I think I have long COVID. What does that mean?

    The condition comes with varying levels of severity and symptoms, making it hard to diagnose and treat.

  4. Burger patties in various levels of doneness and buns arranged on a grill

    Here’s the quickest way to grill burgers, according to math

    The fastest way to cook a burger involves flipping the patty about three to four times, a mathematician says.

  5. a person collecting COVID-19 swabs into a box at a concession stand with the University of Massachusetts Amherst logo
    Health & Medicine

    College COVID-19 testing can reduce coronavirus deaths in local communities

    Counties with colleges that did COVID-19 testing fared better against the coronavirus in fall 2020 than towns with colleges that did not test.

  6. a cat chewing a catnip plant

    Cats chewing on catnip boosts the plant’s insect-repelling powers

    When cats tear up catnip, it increases the amount of insect-repelling chemicals released by the plants.