I report on (astro/nuclear/quantum) physics, artificial intelligence, space exploration, the future of energy, DIY tech/open source development, and the psychedelic renaissance.
Who Killed the American Demoscene?
I went to Synchrony, one of the US's last active demoparties, where programmers showcase artistic audiovisual works made in marathon coding sessions.
This Teen Translated a Bible Verse Into DNA and Injected It Into Himself
Will bioengineering become the hot new teen trend?
How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon
Plus: a how-to guide if you want to quit the biggest companies in tech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
The Biggest-Ever Orgasm Study Tells Us More About How Women Come
The world needs this right now.
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.
There's a Complicated Conspiracy Theory About Brand New Floating Around
The band’s latest album ‘Science Fiction’ has been the subject of conspiracies from the start. But is the latest mystery just a troll from people with too much time on their hands?