Jennifer Ouellette

Jennifer Ouellette


Science and culture writer Jennifer Ouellette. Senior writer, Ars Technica. Past: Gizmodo. Ex-evangelical. Married to @seanmcarroll.

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Rush Limbaugh and the echo chamber that broke American politics. A historian of talk radio explains how the medium became a powerful alternative reality machine.

How old, ambient Japanese music became a smash hit on YouTube. Exploring the comment-section emotion of music as served by a mysterious algorithm.

Stanford hospital erupts in protest after vaccine plan leaves out residents

YouTube suspends Trump’s account, disables comments “indefinitely”

I don't know who made this, but Gen X-ers in particular feel it deeply.

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It’s New Year’s Day On Mars. Here’s Why The ‘Red Planet’ Is In For A Busy First Week As 3 Spacecraft Approach

A musician couple used biosonic MIDI technology to convert their baby's ultrasound into music

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Italy is evicting Steve Bannon from the medieval monastery he planned to turn into a far-right training academy, "after reports of fraud in the competitive tender process. "

Wikipedia rejected an entry on today’s Nobel Prize winner in May because she wasn’t famous enough

Bird deaths down 70 percent after painting wind turbine blades

The value of owning more books than you can read. Statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb believes surrounding ourselves with unread books enriches our lives as they remind us of all we don't know.

Photographer captures what kittens look like mid-pounce

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Utterly ridiculous. And apparently real. Please tell me this isn't real. :( The Department of Energy Is Now Calling Fossil Fuels “Molecules of Freedom” and “Freedom Gas

Astronomy's Most Perfect Ring Galaxy, Hoag's Object, Is Still A Mystery After 70 Years

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