Science & Technology

Knowledge Engineering: Computer Written Fiction

By Peter Swirski

Through the evolution of knowledge engineering, computer written fiction could be a stepping stone in technology that has yet to be defined.

A Symbol for Sustainability in London

by Katherine Jennings

London's Blackfriars Train Station is now the world's largest solar bridge.

DNA Barcoding and Citizen Science

by Ellen Jorgensen

Easy enough for kids and amateur scientists to use, you might say DNA barcoding is inherently democratic.

Your Brain on Video Games

by Trinica Sampson

Video games may one day be used to treat learning disabilities.


The Blood Bank's Fishy Solution

by Utne Reader staff

Arctic Cod may hold the key to a more efficient method for storing blood.

Fighting Bacteria with Biomimicry

By Staff, Utne Reader

Through biomimicry, researchers have developed a silicone surface for fighting bacteria that was inspired by the microscopic spikes on dragonfly wings.

Rise in Autism Travels Through Generations

By Jane Kay, from Environmental Health News

Synthetic hormones prescribed in the 1960s for fertility may have endangered multiple generations, perhaps even causing the recent rise in autism, according to new epigenetic research.

The Wello WaterWheel

by Katherine Jennings

A simple yet innovative product makes accessing clean water more sustainable.