Lauren J. Young
Lauren is a science and technology journalist based in New York City. She likes to talk about a lot of things, but mostly covers how technology affects our health, behavior, and culture. She has written about space colonies, math artists, and self-driving cars for Science Friday and IEEE Spectrum. For fun, she collects comic books and works at libraries.
International Women's Day Is Also a Day to Celebrate Science
Today is International Women's Day, so let's appreciate the women who have advanced science.
Rafael Araujo Draws Perfect Illustrations by Hand Using Math's Golden Ratio
No computer programs necessary.
5 People in Tech That Should Have Made the 'TIME' 100 Most Influential List
Here are the leaders and figures in technology that should have been recognized.
Princeton Undergrad Creates Google Deep Dream-Inspired Deepjazz A.I. Music Maker
20-year-old Ji-Sung Kim never thought his first hackathon would lead to so much attention.
Watch Solar Impulse Plane Soar to California in Fuel-Free Trip Around the World
The plane took off from Hawaii today after nine months of repairs.
The Best Time to See Mercury Is Just After Sunset Tonight
On your way home, be sure to look toward the horizon to spot the hot, dark planet.
Hyperloop Technologies to Give "Demonstrations" at Las Vegas Event in May
CEO Rob Lloyd says it is “the dawn of a new means of transportation.”
Changan's Self-Driving Car Completes Longest Ever Autonomous Trip Through China
The company is still miles behind its international competition.
Physicists Built a Super Tiny Engine Powered by a Single Calcium Atom
The quantum effect of single-particle engines can hike up efficiency levels.
In Wake of Massive Japan Earthquake, Leveled Buildings and Crinkled Roads
This is the second earthquake to rock the country this week.
The Mystery Behind Blue Origin's Turtle-Friendly Coat of Arms
What’s the deal with the four turtles on Blue Origin’s crew capsule?
AMC Backs Off Its Idea of Text-Friendly Theaters After Intense Backlash
CEO Adam Aron says “NO TEXTING ALLOWED” in AMC theaters.
Telepresence Robots May Be Awkward Now, but Expect More of Them by 2020
Research group Tractica projects a 50 percent increase in telepresence in four years.
Elon Musk Endorses This History of SpaceX’s Falcon 9
Musk is still basking in the glory of the Falcon 9’s recent drone ship landing.
Yuri Gagarin: The First Human (That We Know About) Went Into Space 55 Years Ago Today
The first man to journey into space celebrates the 55th anniversary.
The 5 Best Moments During SpaceX’s Smooth CRS-8 Falcon 9 Launch to the ISS
“My face hurts so much right now, I can’t believe it.”
D.C.'s Dupont Underground Trolley Station Turns Into an Art Gallery
What kind of art display can you make with over 650,000 plastic balls?
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Will Attempt Another Drone Ship Landing Friday
Will Falcon 9 be able to land on the drone ship this time?
What Has IBM Watson Been Up to Since Winning 'Jeopardy!' 5 Years Ago?
Watson is commercialized in so many different things -- you just don’t know it.
Lowline Curators "More Hopeful Than Ever" Underground Park Will Become a Reality
The Lowline will be the world's first subterranean park powered by solar technology. Dan Barasch and James Ramsey just have to make it work.