Wafa Unus

Wafa Unus is a third year PhD candidate, owner of a small local Arizona Newspaper Association member newspaper and Reviews Editor for the Journal of Radio and Audio Media. Unus received her M.A. in science reporting from the University of Southern California and worked as a science reporter prior to pursuing her doctorate. She also owns a media consulting and publishing company, UNUS LLC.


Wafa Unus is a third year PhD candidate, owner of a small local Arizona Newspaper Association member newspaper and Reviews Editor for the Journal of Radio and Audio Media. Unus received her M.A. in science reporting from the University of Southern California and worked as a science reporter prior to pursuing her doctorate. She also owns a media consulting and publishing company, UNUS LLC.



ARTICLES BY Wafa Unus



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The Brain Training Hype

I pull into the parking lot of my local market and take out my phone to review the shopping list. Bread, milk, eggs, 10


I pull into the parking lot of my local market and take out my phone to review the shopping list. Bread, milk, eggs, 10 pounds of coffee, you know — the usual. Walking into the store, however, is like entering a magic memory-wiping vortex. It’s all gone. I remember nothing. What did I need? How […]

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Technology’s Dummy Effect

Henry David Thoreau argued that modern technology is simply an improved means to an unimproved end. While technology has


Henry David Thoreau argued that modern technology is simply an improved means to an unimproved end. While technology has changed the way the world operates and has altered mass communication, the focus has been more on the use of new media rather than its impact. Yes, it allows for an expanded world, one far beyond the […]

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How to Read Science News

If you’ve read a recent science- or health-related article, you are probably aware of one inescapable fact: You’re d


If you’ve read a recent science- or health-related article, you are probably aware of one inescapable fact: You’re dying. Or you’re lucky you’re not already dead. It’s true. You are dying. The fact that you are still alive is qualified only by the fact that you will, one day, die. It’s a fundamental fact of […]