jacinta bowler

Jacinta Bowler is a Journalist and Community Manager at ScienceAlert. They've reported for ScienceAlert since 2015, covering everything from the psychology of conspiracy theories to terrifying superbugs. They also founded the ScienceAlert fact-checking team in 2016, and they oversee the social media channels.

Jacinta has written for the ABC, SBS, Eureka Street, and a number of magazines for kids, such as Double Helix. They have a degree in science and journalism from the University of Queensland, where they specialized in genetics and microbiology.

They have been involved in community radio for four years and created the science show and podcast Natural Reaction on 4ZZZ. Jacinta is also the sub-editor of Story Seed Vault, an independent publisher of micro-science fiction, and is a regular speaker at the National Young Writers’ Festival.

In their spare time, Jacinta plays a lot of DnD, bakes treats, and plays community AFL for Melbourne Uni.

Twitter: @jacinta_bowler

We may have found a cellular difference that protects kids from COVID-19
Jacinta Bowler   2 days ago
This photo of Curiosity is real! Here's why NASA uses zip ties on Mars rovers
Jacinta Bowler   4 days ago
Meet 'very fast death factor' - the algal toxin scientists are finding in our air
Jacinta Bowler   10 days ago
Googling your symptoms might not be a horrible idea after all
Jacinta Bowler   17 days ago
The trouble with dinosaur bones

DNA perishes so easily, cloning ancient animals is a lot harder than you'd think. 

Jacinta Bowler   19 days ago
Our brains could be directly involved in processing alcohol, mouse study hints
Jacinta Bowler   23 days ago
Heart problems in pets could be linked to COVID variant. Here's what you must know
Jacinta Bowler   25 days ago
Microbes unknown to science discovered on the International Space Station
Jacinta Bowler   16 MARCH 2021