Science & Technology

Elon Musk’s Boring Company

By Utne Reader staff

The not-so-boring Boring Company has big plans to eliminate your traffic woes.

How Can We Tell Whether Comey's Firing Was Justified

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Using behavioral science to figure out Trump's likely motive for firing James Comey.

Complicated Correlation of Science and Religion Interpreted in a New Way

By Alister McGrath

With no certain answers, comparing the complicated correlation of science and religion is no easy feat.

LED Streetlights Are Giving Neighborhoods the Blues

By Jeff Hecht, from IEEE Spectrum

Early adopters of LED street lighting are struggling with glare and light pollution.


Internet Privacy Doesn’t Mean A Thing … Yet.

By Meg Leta Jones

What would it look like for Internet privacy to be not an ideal, but a right, so that personal data could be hidden, deleted, and not return to loom over the future?

The See Change: How Virtual Reality is Blurring Realism

By Sam Scott

Huge advances in virtual reality are challenging the nature of experience.

We're All Conspiracy Theorists

By Rob Brotherton

Through a study of human psychology, "Suspicious Minds" suggests that we’re all conspiracy theorists—some of us just hide it better than others.

Male Gods and Massive Media: Religion Runs Free on the Internet

By Mary Valle, from CrossCurrents

For those on the margins of faith, the internet is exploding notions of what religion can be.

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