Science & Technology


Problems with the Scientific Pigeonhole Principle

By Katrina van Grouw

Learn the importance of a scientific name and its origins for classifying different species of animals for easier studying and interbreeding.


The Ghost Machine

By Jesse Barron

Two new books on the utopian promise of virtual reality.


The End of Progress

By John Michael Greer

Looking to the past to reinvent the future.


The Internet of Bad Things

By Jenna McLaughlin

Computer code is in everything. Everything is connected. And that’s the problem.


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Can We Become Immortal?

By Stefan Klein

Learn about the person behind the science, and the discoveries of aging within biological research.


The Aliens Are Coming!

By Ben Miller

Science has shown it's no longer a question of "do aliens exist?" but rather "when will we contact them?"


A Physicist’s Perspective of Early Atomic Research

By Dan Zak

Amid WWII, the race for nuclear power became paramount after the German scientists had mastered fission. A week later, American scientists successfully accomplished the same feat and questioned the far-reaching consequences.


The Lost Picture Show

By Marty Perlmutter, from IEEE Spectrum

After embracing magnetic tape storage, Hollywood archives struggle to keep pace with technology.



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