Science & Technology

Hands Off My Gender

by Danielle Magnuson


Ambiguous genitalia, otherwise known as disorders of sex development, is present in some 2,600 babies each year in the United States. This is Jim's story...

How a Bicycle Works: Not Like We Thought

 by Keith Goetzman

What makes a bike stay upright? Scientists are finding that the physics of biking are surprisingly complex …

The March of the Addict

by Staff, Utne Reader

Baltimore uses PDAs to pinpoint where recovering drug users decide to relapse...

Embossing the Cookie

by Will Wlizlo

The arcane art of cookie design, demystified...


Mind Your Own Browser

by Simson L. Garfinkel, from Technology Review

Averting the watchful eyes of online advertisers...

Healthy Hair of the Dog

by Will Wlizlo

Ten responsible ways to recover from a night of irresponsible drinking...

Video: Instantly Bilingual

by Will Wlizlo

Will augmented reality usher in the Post-Language Era?...

Nutrition’s New Design

by Margret Aldrich

A design contest called Rethink the Food Label aims to revamp the familiar—but unclear—black-and-white Nutrition Facts label...

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