Category: Technology

Who Said Flying Can’t Be Fun?

Who loves airplanes as much as I do? That’s right, not many of you. All that cramped seating, crying babies, invasive airport security, surly flight attendants—and those are just a few of flying’s pleasantries. Some say flying isn’t what it used to be. We’ve packed passengers into metal tubes like livestock, lowered the wages of… Read more »

Signing Off to Find @Me

“Now you’ve got to remember that YOU are the deal,” Patti Stanger preached (read: screeched) in my ear as I walked down Boylston Avenue on one of my many Sunday trips to Trader Joe’s. Living alone in Boston for the summer, podcasts had become my source of entertainment for those moments of boredom spent waiting… Read more »

The Laziness of Typing #MeToo

#MeToo: two words, five letters. So what? This last week it has been impossible to scroll through Facebook newsfeeds, in particular, and not come across this hashtag or phrase time and time again. In the wake of the disgusting revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other prominent male figures using their positions of power to sexually… Read more »

The Ethical Conundrum of Chimeras

The medical community is constantly on the lookout for innovative solutions to humanity’s ailments, and thanks to advances in science and technology, cures for diseases and disorders once considered incurable are always around the corner. One development is the human–animal hybrid. These artificial hybrids, called chimeras, have the potential to create better model organisms to… Read more »

Your Uber Driver as a Robot

Our transition to self-driving cars has begun and the ride-sharing industry is leading the way.

Cosmic Bombs: Defending the Earth from the Asteroid Threat

Last February, a meteor exploded 28 miles above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, producing a devastating shockwave that knocked people off their feet and shattered windows throughout the city. Traveling at 12 miles per second, the 20-meter wide space rock exploded with the energy of around 500 kilotons. At its peak, the streaking fireball glowed… Read more »