Staff Picks

  • Becka Maisuradze
    Published 13 days ago
    Is Face Recognition an Immoral Technology?

    Is Face Recognition an Immoral Technology?

    It’s a crazy world we live in. We’re able to literally reach the stars, communicate from one end of the world to the other, and even create self-evolving machines. Technological advancement doesn’t seem to exhaust itself.
  • Tonya Moore
    Published 24 days ago
    Space Age Mermaid

    Space Age Mermaid

    Sulily sleeps suspended inside a transparent, cylindrical womb filled with luminous blue fluid. Her suit sticks to her body like a second skin and has knobby nodes that run up the length of her spine and end at the soft helmet's base at the back of her neck. From the center of the helmet, wires fan outward and upward, gathering at the control center at the top of the container. Her mouth and nose are covered by a breathing apparatus with a serpentine root that coils and stretches down to the base of the cylinder.
  • K.E. Lanning
    Published about a month ago
    Review of 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood

    Review of 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood

    “Praise be!” It has been 34 years since the controversial, and even banned novel, The Handmaid’s Tale was published (1985), and on September 10, 2019, Margaret Atwood published its sequel, The Testaments. Her latest novel has already garnered critical praise and was named to the shortlist for the Booker Prize.
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 2 months ago
    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    It's very unlikely that we're alone in the universe. (That is, unless you think that something happened to everybody else.) There are a lot of possible scenarios that might play out when we finally meet E.T. Which ones are we most likely to experience? Read on...
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 3 months ago
    The Amazon Is on Fire but There Is Hope

    The Amazon Is on Fire but There Is Hope

    2019 has not been kind to the Amazon Rainforest with more than 40,000 fires across the region this year alone. Scientists from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research have determined that this year alone has seen the fastest rate of burning since the organization began a record-keeping survey on the health of the rainforest in 2013. In fact, the toxic smoke from the fires is so intense that many parts of Brazil now lay under darkness, and in some places, hours before the sun could even start setting.
  • Franc Kaiser
    Published 3 months ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
  • Will Stape
    Published 3 months ago
    I Wrote For 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

    I Wrote For 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

    I wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a good thing to establish that fact right off the bat. Fans can offer their passionate opinion on all things Trek, but as writer of a TNG episode, I helped to shape one of Star Trek's most beloved incarnations.
  • Dave Smith
    Published 3 months ago
    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    You may have heard the often-quoted fact that humans and chimpanzees share 96% of their DNA in common. You also share 90% of your DNA with your cat, and a surprising 60% with a banana!
  • Dion Garcia
    Published 4 months ago
    #WaterIsMedicine, What's Your Water Story?

    #WaterIsMedicine, What's Your Water Story?

    My water story is simple: water is my medicine. Water has shifted my understanding of aliveness. I value being able to drink high-quality clean water. I celebrate the opportunity to experience the joy of being in the ocean with my loved ones. The wild waters of the Pacific have become the most epic playground, and most diverse university I've attended to date. Surfing taught me how to cope with my anxiety. Diving taught me how to breathe my way to peace. Hiking up the river with my dogs reconnects me to the instinctive relationship between nature and humanity. The relationship between human and nature is as natural as water.