Jena Pincott writes about the quirky, hidden side of science — the shocking, subconscious, under-the-radar stuff. She is a science writer, researcher, and book author.  Her book, Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: Exploring the Surprising Science of Pregnancy, received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal for mixing “science with wit, personal anecdote, and playful humor.” Her previous title, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?, on the science of love and attraction, is translated in 17 languages and received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her books have been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox News, CBS’ The Early Show, NPR, Big Think, Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku, and many other TV shows, radio programs, and podcasts.

Jena’s science writing and interviews have appeared in the Nautilus, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American,, Psychology Today, and other publications.

Jena graduated with a dual major in Biology and Media Studies from Hampshire College. Seeking a happy medium, she worked on science documentaries for PBS, and then moved on to publishing. She was a senior editor at Random House; before that she was an editor at John Wiley & Sons. She received an M.A. from New York University with a focus on science in literature.

Jena’s other books run the gamut from parenting to motivation (Mom Candy, Healing and the bestseller Success) to the history of technology (Technomanifestos, Making the Cisco Connection). She writes science fiction as a hobby and blogs at Psychology Today. Jena lives in New York City with her husband, Peter, and two young daughters.

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