Daniel Oberhaus

I report on (astro/nuclear/quantum) physics, artificial intelligence, space exploration, the future of energy, DIY tech/open source development, and the psychedelic renaissance. 

teens

This Teen Translated a Bible Verse Into DNA and Injected It Into Himself

Will bioengineering become the hot new teen trend?
Daniel Oberhaus
1.10.19
open source

How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon

Plus: a how-to guide if you want to quit the biggest companies in tech.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.17.18
DNA/IDK

Chinese Researchers Claim to Have Created the First Gene-Edited Babies

The researchers claim the DNA of twin girls was altered to protect them against HIV, but the results haven’t been published in a scientific journal and many researchers are questioning the ethical and scientific validity of the claim.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.27.18
climate change

This Camera Will Take a 1,000-Year Photo to Document Climate Change

The "experimental philosopher" Jonathon Keats made four custom cameras that will document climate change around Lake Tahoe until 3018.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.29.18
When the Drugs Hit

Why Does DMT Make You Feel Like You’re Dying?

Researchers dosed 13 people with DMT to investigate the similarities between DMT trips and near death experiences in the first study of its kind.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.24.18
I cant remember

40 Percent of People's First Memories Never Happened

If you think you remember something from before you were about three-and-a-half, there’s a pretty good chance your brain is playing a trick on you.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.23.18
data

This Guy Is Selling All His Facebook Data on eBay

“I realised that I’d been selling my data for free for ages, and decided it was time to cash in.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.18
HOTY2017

This Asteroid Hunter Is Tasked With Saving Earth from Killer Impacts

Lindley Johnson is NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer and in many ways, the fate of the Earth rests in his hands. But he’s not stressed about it.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.15.18
VICE TONIC

The Biggest-Ever Orgasm Study Tells Us More About How Women Come

The world needs this right now.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.8.17
crime

How a 1980 Bank Robbery Sparked the Militarisation of America's Police

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions love cops with lots of army gear – the legacy of a $20,000 heist that became a political weapon.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.12.17
Motherboard Homepage

The Totally Normal Town Where Everyone Worked on Weapons of Mass Destruction

A 1954 report from the birthplace of the atomic bomb wants you to know that everything is totally “normal” in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.12.17
Drugs

Meet the Lawyers Defending the Right to Use Ayahuasca Around the Globe

By protecting the drug's status as medicine, they're helping to legitimise psychedelics, and potentially inspire more humane drug policies.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.3.17
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