Science & Technology

The Worst Words

by Danielle Magnuson


Pakistan bans 1,500 naughty words from text messages….

Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Cloud Seeding

by Will Wlizlo

With 32,000 employees and more than 10,000 artillery weapons, China literally has an army assembled to fight the ravages of dry weather...

Disease Diaries

by Staff, Utne Reader

Ten tuberculosis patients from across the globe are chronicling life with their illness to educate the rest of us...

Sister Morphine

by Staff, Utne Reader

A little bit of pain relief goes a long way—if you can get it...


Computer Blue

by Staff, Utne Reader

Number crunchers are touting “predictive policing” as the formula for lower crime rates...

Criminal Minds

by Josh Fischman, from The Chronicle Review

Will testing the brain, even before birth, separate the good seeds from the bad?...

John Warner: Green Chemist

by Staff, Utne Reader

A successful industrial chemist, John Warner helped found the field of green chemistry when he became concerned about artificial toxins in our environment, and in our bodies. Since then he’s done groundbreaking work in promoting a “benign by design” approach to his field...

Stem Cells Could Save Highly Endangered Species

by Beth Buczynski

For the first time ever, cells from the highly endangered white rhino and drill (an African primate) were transformed into stem cells that could hold the key to the future of their respective species...   

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