Eileen Guo

Eileen is Inverse's weekend editor and culture writer. A print and audio journalist, her work has also appeared on NYT online, Wired, and NPR affiliates. Eileen delights in street food and rock climbing, which lets her be in (one of) her elements just about anywhere.

Innovation

Samsung Galaxy S9's Mechanical Aperture is Refreshingly Old-School

The new Samsung S9 has a sick camera, and its mechanical aperture is part of the reason why. 

Innovation

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Stubbornly Still Has a Headphone Jack

The iPhoneX competitor was publicly unveiled just ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

Entertainment

Here Are the Best Moments From the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

Yes, the shirtless Tongan was there, and he was again shirtless. 

Culture

Why Russia Hacked the Olympics and Tried to Blame North Korea

Russian hacking and trying to influence the Olympic Games is nothing new. 

Science

Video: Watch a Tornado Rip Through A School Gym

Viral video on Reddit shows the terrifying power of 'nature's most violent storms.' 

Entertainment

'Annihilation' Box Office: Why a Modest Opening Was Totally Expected

The fever dream of a film was never meant for everyone. Its box office results showed. 

Culture

Happy 162nd: A Very Brief History Of U.S. Dollar Bill(s)

The American "greenback', the predecessor to the modern U.S. dollar, was created during the Civil War and is still going strong. 

Innovation

ARKit Brings Girl From 'The Ring' To Terrify You IRL

If you thought this classic horror film couldn't get any scarier, think again. 

Culture

Mobile World Congress 2018: What to Expect At Biggest Mobile Phone Conference of Year

Product launches, keynotes, and sunshine: the mobile tech industry descends on Barcelona. 

Culture

Colleges to HS Students Fighting for Gun Reform: Keep Calm and Protest On

"Participation in peaceful protests will not affect your admission decision in any way.'

Science

Video: Mount Sinabung's Eruption Sends Ash 55,000 Feet Into Sky

Indonesia's Mount Sinabang blew its top. Literally. 

Culture

#BoycottNRA: Could Brand Backlash Be the Gun Lobby's Downfall?

Consumers are calling out brands that do business with the NRA. 

Culture

Why Kinder Surprise Is Illegal in the U.S., Unlike Semi-Automatic Rifles

U.S. lawmakers take extreme measures to protect kids — but only from themselves? 

Science

Lunar New Year: Why the Chinese Calendar Follows the Moon, Mostly

Despite its name, the Chinese "lunar year" combines the moon, the sun, and the seasons to tell time. 

Culture

After Florida Shooting, GoFundMe Scams Sprout Up

Getting bamboozled is bad, but there's another reason we should move past reflexive giving. 

Culture
Culture

Leslie Jones's Olympic Tweets Encapsulate What's Great About the Internet

Who needs to watch the Olympics when you've got Leslie Jones' commentary?

Culture

North Korea's Cheerleaders Are the Weirdest Thing at the Olympics So Far

Everyone is talking about the "Army of Beauties" — just as Kim Jong-un wants.

Culture

Mexico Under High Alert After Theft of Radioactive Material

It's at least the eighth such robbery since 2013. 

Culture

On Freakonomics Radio: Mark Zuckerberg Admits Facebook's Mistakes. Sort Of. 

Openness and transparency is not enough, Facebook CEO realizes.