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Wafa Unus

Wafa Unus


Wafa Unus

Wafa Unus holds a PhD in journalism and mass communications, and owns a small local Arizona Newspaper Association member newspaper. Unus received her master's degree in science reporting from the University of Southern California. She also owns a media consulting and publishing company, UNUS LLC.



ARTICLES BY WAFA UNUS


Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Xi’an, The Great Mosque and The Muslim Quarter

Photos courtesy of Omar Shafi Khan Fresh off the defense of my doctoral dissertation, my husband and I took a trip to Ch
Got Fasting on the Brain?

Got Fasting on the Brain?

Ramadan has begun. For myself, the start of Ramadan marks a sort of “New Year.” I think about the ways in wh
Do Not Reanimate: The Ethics of Bringing Back the Dead for the Silver Screen

Do Not Reanimate: The Ethics of Bringing Back the Dead for the Silver Screen

Scholars, academics and even great Roman philosophers have discussed the power of the visual image. In the context of ne
Reading Can Save Your Life

Reading Can Save Your Life

As I sat at home, listening to the Baroque station on my Echo and reading a book against a backsplash of mismatched anti
“Unregulated Talkativeness” and the Misuse of the Freedom of Speech

“Unregulated Talkativeness” and the Misuse of the Freedom of Speech

During a Saturday morning perusal of my bookshelf, I found myself looking for something to satiate a mood I couldn&rsquo
Even When Scientists Are Silenced, Nature Will Be Heard

Even When Scientists Are Silenced, Nature Will Be Heard

Recent events have brought forth myriad concerns for Americans, among them, the potential silencing of scientific resear
The Brain Training Hype

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
Technology’s Dummy Effect

Technology’s Dummy Effect

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

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&rs