Sci and Tech

Radioactive

The word “radiation” makes many people nervous - Tim Jorgensen tells us what sources of radiation we should and shouldn’t worry about. Read more...

kill switches

With the help of technology, creditors are going to unprecedented (and sometimes illegal) lengths to pursue debtors. Read more....

paper dolls

Where do Facebook likes come from? Friends, fans, and - if you’ve got money - Bangladesh. Filmmaker Garrett Bradley takes us into the world of paid Facebook likes. Read more....

Launch of Apollo 8

Nathalia Holt unveils the secret history of female rocket scientists. Read more....

appleberry

How one student dealt with sexism in STEM. Read more....

A like symbol made out of other facebook symbols

Are you going to comment on this blog post? Well, please don’t be an awful human being.

Computer lab

Kentaro Toyama used to believe that technology could fix the world’s problems. Then he was forced to reconsider. Read more....

Spilled pills

Antibiotics are part of daily life, but overuse - and misuse - means we may soon face a time when they just don’t work. Read more...

Colin

How a combination of public libraries, 3D printing, and engineering students helped a boy design his own prosthetic hand. Read more...

Cracked iPhone

When was the last time you repaired your coffeemaker? Or your phone? Or your fridge? Kyle Wiens explains why we need a repair culture. Read more...

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