mike mcrae

Mike McRae is a part-time Journalist at ScienceAlert. He has been telling science stories in one form or another for more than 20 years, and expertly navigates a broad range of subjects, from health and neuroscience to the weirdness of quantum physics.

From classroom teacher to journalist, Mike has contributed to the CSIRO’s magazines, The Guardian, the ABC, and Australian Financial Review, and joined ScienceAlert in 2016. He is the author of popular science books Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs, and Bad ideas and Unwell: What Makes a Disease a Disease?, which reflect his strong passion for sociology and health.

Mike is slowly building a collection of cephalopod tattoos on his right arm and swears there’s still room for a nautilus or two.

Twitter: @tribalscientist

Humans were actually apex predators for 2 million years, new study finds
Mike McRae   3 days ago
Physicists just crushed a new record for slowing down antimatter

This research could change our understanding of the Universe.

Mike McRae   10 days ago
This discovery just changed what we know about the earliest life forms on Earth
Mike McRae   15 days ago
Scientists have simulated the primordial quantum structure of our Universe
Mike McRae   15 days ago
More results from the Large Hadron Collider point to entirely new physics
Mike McRae   18 days ago
The tragic Beirut explosion was so violent, it disturbed Earth's ionosphere
Mike McRae   22 days ago
New Ebola Outbreak Suggests The Virus Might Lurk For Years Inside People
Mike McRae   24 days ago