Natalie Zarrelli

Natalie Zarrelli

Science + feminism + history addict

I write stories, and make dioramas, prints and illustrations about science, history, feminism, creatures and mythos. Also news, features, essays. (Bonus: grant/non profit skills.) nataliezarrelli.com

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How Thalidomide Went From Medical Disaster to Miraculous Cancer Treatment

In 2012, a crowd gathered to see the unveiling of a bronze sculpture in Stolberg, Germany. The artwork depicted a girl, reaching toward the sky–but her hands......

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The Neurologists Who Fought Alzheimer's By Studying Nuns' Brains ...

The Neurologists Who Fought Alzheimer's By Studying...

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How Female Computers Mapped the Universe and Brought America ...

How Female Computers Mapped the Universe and Brough...

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The Best Kitchen Gadget of the 1600s Was a Small, Short-Legged Dog

The Best Kitchen Gadget of the 1600s Was a Small, S...

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Queen Elizabeth I's Vast Spy Network Was The First Surveillance State

Queen Elizabeth I's Vast Spy Network Was The First ...

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The Worst Paid Freelance Gig in History Was Being the Village Sin ...

The Worst Paid Freelance Gig in History Was Being t...

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Dial a Ghost on Thomas Edison's Least Successful Invention: the ...

Dial a Ghost on Thomas Edison's Least Successful In...

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One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Written in the 1600s ...

One of the Earliest Science Fiction Books Was Writt...

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For 200 Years, Secret 'Anvil Weddings' Were Performed by ...

For 200 Years, Secret 'Anvil Weddings' Were Perform...

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Human Eyes Might Not Notice a Good Forgery, But Computers Could

Human Eyes Might Not Notice a Good Forgery, But Com...

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The Olympic Committee Spent Years Concern-Trolling Women ...

The Olympic Committee Spent Years Concern-Trolling ...

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Food Testing in 1902 Featured a Tuxedo-Clad 'Poison Squad' Eating Plates of Acid | Atlas Obscura

Food Testing in 1902 Featured a Tuxedo-Clad 'Poison...

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The Once Glamorous Salton Sea is Now Rife With Toxic Dust and ...

The Once Glamorous Salton Sea is Now Rife With Toxi...

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The Lost Lesbian Bars of New Orleans | Atlas Obscura

The Lost Lesbian Bars of New Orleans | Atlas Obscur...

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The Hidden World of Tenement Fortune Tellers in 19th Century ...

The Hidden World of Tenement Fortune Tellers in 19t...