Sarah Scoles

quantum computers

Inside the Government’s ‘Quantum Computing Summer School’

An entirely new type of computer will change the way science is done, and could break traditional types of encryption.
Sarah Scoles
7.25.19
cognitive performances

When Should a Prescription Drug's Side Effects Count as a Disability?

“Part of me can kind of understand where they're coming from, but most of me doesn't.”
Sarah Scoles
9.11.17
in the comments

Mallory Ortberg's Internet

A toast to feminist site The Toast, and to making the internet a better place.
Sarah Scoles
6.13.17
Very Large Followings

I Went to the 'Contact' Radio Telescope with the Astrophysicist Behind Twitter's All-Time Sickest Burn

Most scientists famous for talking about science are men who became celebritized well into their careers. Not Katie Mack.
Sarah Scoles
4.10.17
Features

An Afternoon With the World’s Most Powerful Rocket Booster

This week, in middle-of-nowhere Utah, a NASA contractor tested the rocket booster that will get future astronauts to deep space. I went.
Sarah Scoles
6.29.16
Features

The People Who Believe Electricity Rules the Universe

"Electric universe" theory is at odds with everything modern science has determined about the universe. Yet something about it sparks fervor in the hearts of believers.
Sarah Scoles
2.18.16
Features

The Spaceship Engineers Who Build Their Own Planes

When they’re not building futuristic aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Elliot and Justin test DIY airplanes for the right stuff.
Sarah Scoles
11.5.15
Features

The Would-Be Astronaut

Brian Shiro has been rejected from NASA's astronaut program—twice. So he started his own astronaut-for-hire service.
Sarah Scoles
7.24.15