Science & Technology


There’s an App Contest for That

by Staff, Utne Reader

Baltimore’s software developers geek out for the greater good...


What Does a Scientist Look Like?

by Danielle Magnuson

 

Quick, draw a picture of a scientist. What does the person look like—and what does this image say about the problem recruiting new scientists?...


Fresh, Farm-Raised Grasshoppers

by Margret Aldrich

With the demand for meat expected to nearly double by 2050, two eco-friendly companies endeavor to bring bugs to the dinner table…    


Pronouns Are the Window to the Soul

by Danielle Magnuson

 

The smallest words in our vocabulary may reveal the most about us, from honesty levels to health status….


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Keep That (Donated) Heart Beating

by Danielle Magnuson

 

Check out this video of a live beating heart in a box—a new technology designed to replace the cooler-and-ice method of donor organ transfer….


Look at My Echo

by Staff, Utne Reader

Echolocation, the ability to “see” the surrounding landscape by interpreting echoes, allows the blind to use tongue clicks and echoes to get around.


Moon Units

by Staff, Utne Reader

A Japanese company has proposed an outlandish idea to meet Earth’s future energy demands—a ring of solar panels around the lunar surface...


Selling Altruism

by Staff, Utne Reader

Can design for the third world be both entrepreneurial and altruistic?...