Science and culture writer Jennifer Ouellette. Senior writer, Ars Technica. Past: Gizmodo. Ex-evangelical. Married to @seanmcarroll.
How old, ambient Japanese music became a smash hit on YouTube. Exploring the comment-section emotion of music as served by a mysterious algorithm.
Zodiac Killer cipher is cracked after eluding sleuths for 51 years
I don't know who made this, but Gen X-ers in particular feel it deeply.
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
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
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.