Science Insider

Here are a series of explainers I animated for Science Insider. I would be given VO and a 3-minute script, and I would storyboard, design, animate, and sound design each piece.

 

What is a genetically engineered CRISPR baby?

A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genetically-engineered babies. He used CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technology, to deactivate a gene in their DNA linked to HIV infection. Editing human DNA in this way could save lives, but many researchers fear unintended consequences.

How Far Can A Sneeze Travel?

How far can your germs travel in sneezes? Turns out, it’s not just about the biggest droplets, but also the smaller ones that stay in the air. The cloud of exhaled air that comes out of your mouth when you sneeze can potentially travel farther and wider than previously expected.

The Most Impressive Dads In The Animal Kingdom

These animal dads do a lot of work for their children. Some of them don't eat while the kids develop, or defend them and make sure they survive. These dads come from the world of fish, bugs, and birds. Using different strategies and making various sacrifices, they help their offspring survive.

Why are lice so hard to kill?

Lice can be hard to get rid of. In fact, head lice are now resistant to many over-the-counter treatments. Turns out, lice are a problem humans have been itching to fix for over 7 million years. Lice are small, tricky to spot, and can even hold their breath for eight hours, so they’ll be fine in the shower or in a pool. They’ve also developed resistance to many of our common treatments. In the last decade, experts have developed new weapons of attack, but we still haven’t managed to eradicate them altogether.