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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Prenatal Care Jun 20, 2018

A new federal report, based on 2016 data, says that more than three-quarters of pregnant women start prenatal care in their first trimester — a key factor toward ensuring a healthy pregnancy and newborn. Less than 5 percent of women start in t... Read More

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Potty Training Jun 13, 2018

The number of parents with kids in the home who smoke marijuana is growing. Researchers writing in the journal Pediatrics found that 7 percent of parents with children living with them had used cannabis in the past month, up from 5 percent in 2002. P... Read More

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Burning Money Jun 06, 2018

More people are using e-cigarettes, but maybe for the wrong reason. It's presumed — and advertised — that e-cigarettes can help ease smokers out of their tobacco habits. But a study involving 6,000 smokers who were given free smoking cess... Read More