Rachel Fairbank

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Rachel Fairbank

Rachel Fairbank is a freelance science writer based in Texas. When she is not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, or at her local boxing gym.

You Can Still Use a Personal Trainer During the Pandemic

You Can Still Use a Personal Trainer During the Pandemic

Given the need for physical distancing, it’ll be a while before many of us feel comfortable with an in-person personal training session. But given that pandemic life is leaving many of us all a little more sedentary than normal, establishing a fitness routine is even more important — and online…

‘Less Lethal’ Police Weapons, Explained

‘Less Lethal’ Police Weapons, Explained

These past few weeks, we’ve seen countless examples of ‘less lethal’ police weapons being used against protesters in the U.S., including rubber bullets, bean bag rounds and sponge grenades. Although these weapons—which all have names that make them sound like toys—are certainly less lethal than traditional bullets, they can still…

Let’s Abolish The Police Force

Let’s Abolish The Police Force

Abolishing the police—or at the very least, significantly defunding them, to the point they are only a minimal presence in our communities—might sound like a radical and far-fetched solution to systemic police violence. Who would you call if someone stole your car or broke into your house? What if you…