About Scott LaFee

Scott LaFee

Scott LaFee

Scott LaFee is a viviparous, omnivorous, longitudinally symmetrical carbon-based male biped and staff member of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Since 1992, he has been the chief writer for Quest, the paper's award-winning weekly science section, where he covers all manner of scientific news and features, from the inner workings of the brain to the physical nature of "nothingness" -- the stuff between stuff.

LaFee has written two syndicated columns for Creators. Archives of Eureka! can be found here. Or read Wellnews  - new releases weekly.  

He is married with two young sons, whom he coaches in soccer and swimming when not explaining why dead spiders' legs curl up (failed hydraulics) or how 8 feet of DNA can be squeezed into every cell (very carefully).

LaFee lives in La Mesa, Calif., with his hominid family and their several nonhuman pets: two tortoises, three fire-bellied toads, a rat, a rabbit and a dog named Dave.

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Tele Friend Oct 16, 2019

Telemedicine is consulting with a medical professional via computer or smartphone. With screens everywhere, it's quite doable. But is it used often? Among people over the age of 50, not so much, according to a University of Michigan poll. Surveyors f... Read More

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Social Media and Girls Oct 09, 2019

A study of nearly 10,000 teens in the United Kingdom found that more than 25% of girls who used social media frequently throughout the day reported greater anxiety and lower rates of happiness than girls who were on social media sites on only a weekl... Read More

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Planting the Idea Oct 02, 2019

You know this, but it bears repeating: A diet rich in plant-based foods may be better for heart health than an animal-based one or one with insufficient daily fruit and vegetable servings. A study of more than 12,000 adults, surveyed periodically bet... Read More

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No Fan of Heat Sep 25, 2019

When temperatures rise, it seems like a no-brainer to reach over and flick on an electric fan. But it might not be such a hot idea. In a small study, researchers asked men to sit for two hours in either very hot and dry heat or very hot and humid con... Read More