Angus Chen is an intern with The Takeaway. Angus produces and edits segments on health, science, environment, politics, technology, and other general assignments. He's also a freelance science reporter. His work has appeared with Science and Discover Magazine’s blogs as well as other media websites. Before climbing into the airwaves, Angus did research in geology at Princeton University and in ecology at Harvard University. Angus graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, and Geology.
Research suggests that playing Tetris soon after seeing a violent movie or TV show dims the nightmares that can be associated with seeing graphic violence. Researchers hope Tetris might be able to help victims of violent acts keep from having uncontrollable nightmares, reliving their experience.
A photo exhibit now lining the halls of UN headquarters in New York shows Syrian victims of torture. It's hard to look at, but US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says the images are yet more evidence that peace is desperately needed in Syria — and motivation to make sure the Assad regime is toppled.
The search is on for planets that could harbor life, but many of the candidates that we can see are more like gassy Jupiter than rocky Earth. But those planets may be home to rocky moons that can sustain life themselves
The Kepler Space Telescope is on the hunt for potentially habitable planets, but even the most "Earth-like" planets can look dramatically different than our home. One of them, Kepler-438b, is a case study in just how tough finding a second Earth can be.
I want to preserve, to stave off the generational attrition of culture. I want to celebrate loudly, bombastically, and unapologetically, like my parents did in Taiwan. Should I do something, maybe wear red, go out? Or stay at home and just watch Netflix?
With flu cases up and medicines getting hard to come by, the CDC declared last week that the US is facing a flu epidemic. But even with cases up, doctors say the health system is prepared.
The Curiosity rover is currently roaming a 96-mile crater on the surface Mars, and the evidence it has collected suggests that the crater was once home to a huge lake. And NASA scientists say this information is unlike any they've seen before.
Dr. Adam Levine just returned from Liberia, where he spent more than a month helping to treat Ebola patients. Now that he's back and waiting to see if he's officially clear of the disease, he's feeling the same isolation many West Africans feel — and he says the panic in the US isn't helping anti-Ebola efforts.
Within days of launching the iPhone 6, Apple faced major problems with updates to iOS and claims that its new phones were bending in the pockets of users. Apple is downplaying the reports, but does the raft of problems mean people might think twice about buying the new phone?