Annalee Newitz

With technology tracking us everywhere we go, 'cosplay' might become our best defense against surveillance.Annalee Newitz

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Gentrification is a form of immigration, though almost nobody calls it that.Annalee Newitz

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Capitalism is, fundamentally, an economic system that promotes inequality.Annalee Newitz

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If we lose bees, we may be looking at losing apples and oranges. We may be looking at losing a great deal of other crops, as well, and other animals that depend on those crops.Annalee Newitz

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A series of studies in the 1990s and 2000s revealed that as women gained more access to education, jobs, and birth control, they had fewer children. As a result, developed countries in western Europe, Japan, and the Americas were seeing zero or negative population growth.Annalee Newitz

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When I was a journalist at Wired, I convinced a doctor to implant an RFID tracking device in my arm.Annalee Newitz

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In the 1970s, as historians became enchanted with microhistories, economists were expanding the reach of their discipline. Nations, states and cities began to plan for the future by consulting with economists whose prognostications were shaped by investment cycles rather than historical ones.Annalee Newitz

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I am a big proponent of character arcs that show us how people change over time.Annalee Newitz

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There can be problems with extended families, and it can get a little close for comfort. But for the younger generations, it's clear that this option is becoming almost as appealing as living alone.Annalee Newitz

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It is true that I will confess that I have an incredible fascination for pop-culture stories about the Apocalypse and the end of the world.Annalee Newitz

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Evolutionary psychology has often been a field whose most prominent practitioners get embroiled in controversy - witness the 2010 case of Harvard professor Marc Hauser, whose graduate students came forward to say he'd been faking evidence for years.Annalee Newitz

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A group of scientists wanted to find the most effective mosquito repellents. So they tested 10 different substances, including campout standbys like DEET, as well as a random choice: Victoria's Secret perfume Bombshell. Turns out the perfume is almost as good as DEET.Annalee Newitz

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Using predictive models from engineering and public health, designers will plan safer, healthier cities that could allow us to survive natural disasters, pandemics, and even a radiation calamity that drives us underground.Annalee Newitz

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When it comes to the population explosion, there are two questions on the table. One, is our population growth going to kill us all? And two, is there any ethical way to prevent that from happening?Annalee Newitz

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Radio Shack is meeting the fate of many other stores that were wildly popular in the twentieth century, including record stores, comic book stores, bookstores and video stores.Annalee Newitz

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There is evidence that we are headed into what would be the planet's sixth mass extinction. It's hard to know for sure if you're in one because a mass extinction is an event where over 75 percent of the species on the planet die out over a - usually about a million-year period. The fastest it might happen is in hundreds of thousands of years.Annalee Newitz

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Humans have obviously contributed a great deal of carbon to the atmosphere. So we are warming the planet up.Annalee Newitz

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Critics have called alien epic 'Avatar' a version of 'Dances With Wolves' because it's about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy.Annalee Newitz

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Whether 'Avatar' is racist is a matter for debate. Regardless of where you come down on that question, it's undeniable that the film - like alien apartheid flick 'District 9', released earlier this year - is emphatically a fantasy about race.Annalee Newitz

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'Avatar' imaginatively revisits the crime scene of white America's foundational act of genocide, in which entire native tribes and civilizations were wiped out by European immigrants to the American continent.Annalee Newitz

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Science fiction is exciting because it promises to show the world and the universe from perspectives radically unlike what we've seen before.Annalee Newitz

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Reader was by far the most popular feed reader out there, and its user base had been in a steep decline for two years before Google decided to shut it down.Annalee Newitz

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RSS, as a format and an idea, grew directly out of an internet culture that many people online today know nothing about: Usenet.Annalee Newitz

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When Usenet was eclipsed by websites in the late 1990s, people from that world - many of them programmers - wanted to bring the freewheeling, amazing discussions of Usenet to the web. And thus, RSS was born.Annalee Newitz

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At last we've seen the first installment of Joss Whedon's new web series, 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,' and it's sweeter than we'd ever imagined.Annalee Newitz

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I founded io9 back in 2008, and I watched it journey from the farthest reaches of space to its current home under this atmosphere bubble on Ceres.Annalee Newitz

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You've probably heard the stories about how io9 got its name. And maybe you know that io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders and I were inspired by Kathy Keeton, whose groundbreaking magazine 'Omni' combined coverage of real science with science fiction. But what you probably don't know is how unlikely it was that io9 ever succeeded at all.Annalee Newitz

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io9 was the last standalone site that Gawker Media ever launched. It was born at a time when many of the company's other famous sites, from Consumerist and Wonkette to Fleshbot and Idolator, were being sold off or shuttered.Annalee Newitz

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You are ruled by change whether you like it or not, and io9's future path lies with joining a larger site that covers technology as well as science and science fiction.Annalee Newitz

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When I was a lecturer at UC Berkeley, I wrote a book about monsters.Annalee Newitz

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