Maddy Foley

Maddy Foley is an Ohio-bred, New York-based writer and audio reporter. She’s previously written for Bustle, HelloGiggles, HerCampus and The Cape Cod Times. Part-time Master’s student at Columbia’s Journalism School. Full-time plant mom. Ask her about the time she taught an improv comedy class for academically gifted 11-year-olds in suburban Chicago.
Innovation
4.23.2019 8:30 PM
The Godfather of the Modern Mindfulness Industry Was an 8 Year Old Birder
Maddy Foley
A cornerstone of the mindfulness movement can be traced back to a White-Rumped Shama. 
Culture
4.18.2019 8:00 PM
Co-Star Astrology App: How It Works, Why Its Horoscopes Wreck Us
Maddy Foley
We bow to the goddess of brutally honest push notifications. 
Culture
4.11.2019 3:09 PM
Elon Musk and POTUS Candidate Andrew Yang Discuss A.I.'s Dangers on Twitter
Maddy Foley
It was a fascinating, and not exactly surprising, meeting of the minds.
Innovation
4.10.2019 10:30 PM
Facebook Tributes: How Facebook's A.I. Will Help Honor Deceased Loved Ones
Maddy Foley
Can Facebook automate the digital grieving process?
Culture
4.9.2019 9:58 PM
The Fight Against Runaway Spam Calls Hits Another Snag: The 1st Amendment
Maddy Foley
Are infuriating automated dialing systems a constitutional right? 
Culture
4.3.2019 8:53 PM
Legit Tay Updates: How the Popular T-Swift Parodist Wound Up in Prison
Maddy Foley
Have you ever read a sentence more on brand for 2019? 
Innovation
4.1.2019 5:42 PM
Google Maps Snake Game Is the Best April Fools Gift — Here's How to Play
Maddy Foley
For so sssssimple a game, #GoogleMapSnake is incredibly entrancing. Er, "entranSSSSing."
Innovation
3.27.2019 7:32 PM
A New A.I. Used Data From 500K People to Successfully Predict Early Death
Maddy Foley
The answer to the ultimate human question may soon be just a machine-learned algorithm away.
Innovation
3.25.2019 10:37 PM
This Mars-Like Island Is Now On Google Street View
Maddy Foley
Dads who just got an iPad everywhere are rejoicing.
Innovation
3.25.2019 9:31 PM
Video Shows a New Rubber Computer That May Hold the Key to Invisible Robots
Maddy Foley
Robotics has been a world dominated by metal until now.
Gaming
3.24.2019 11:00 AM
MySpace Loses 12 Years of Music, Underscoring the Work of Museum Archivists
Maddy Foley
What if the world's masterpieces were lost in a server migration?
Innovation
3.19.2019 9:40 PM
NVIDIA Research's "GauGAN" Is an Incredible, Magic-as-Hell Coloring Book
Maddy Foley
A virtual art app that's best described as a "magic-as-hell coloring book."
Culture
3.18.2019 8:49 PM
Elite Chinese Computer Scientists Don't Outperform Average Americans
Maddy Foley
But when elite students go head to head, it's another story. 
Culture
3.12.2019 6:18 PM
Operation Varsity Blues: How the High Stakes College Cheating Ring Worked
Maddy Foley
To echo what we're sure is going through your mind right now: How the *hell* did this happen?!
Innovation
3.11.2019 7:36 PM
63red Safe: New App Helps Trump Fans Find "Safe" Restaurants and Businesses
Maddy Foley
Dine in peace whether you're wearing your MAGA hat or not. 
Mind and Body
3.7.2019 9:09 PM
Study Upends Common Theory About Music and the Brain's Ability to Focus
Maddy Foley
No, that Spotify Flow playlist does not actually help you study.
Innovation
3.7.2019 6:00 PM
Solar Energy: Rotating Solar Panels Can Increase Efficiency by 32 Percent
Maddy Foley
Using existing solar tech, some water and some rocks, rural African communities could soon have reliable electricity.
Innovation
3.5.2019 5:55 PM
Video of a Backflipping Cheetah Robot Belies a Far Loftier Goal for MIT
Maddy Foley
Meet the cute lil' 21st century version of a lab rat.
Innovation
3.4.2019 5:00 PM
Hacked Self-Driving Cars Would Cause Chaos, Study Suggests
Maddy Foley
That ridiculous 'Fate of the Furious' scene isn't that far-fetched.
Innovation
3.3.2019 4:33 PM
SpaceX Demo-1: SpaceX's Historic Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With ISS
Maddy Foley
Next week starts off really, really well for Elon Musk.