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

The Godfather of the Modern Mindfulness Industry Was an 8 Year Old Birder

A cornerstone of the mindfulness movement can be traced back to a White-Rumped Shama. 

Culture

Co-Star Astrology App: How It Works, Why Its Horoscopes Wreck Us

We bow to the goddess of brutally honest push notifications. 

Culture

Elon Musk and POTUS Candidate Andrew Yang Discuss A.I.'s Dangers on Twitter

It was a fascinating, and not exactly surprising, meeting of the minds.

Innovation
Culture

The Fight Against Runaway Spam Calls Hits Another Snag: The 1st Amendment

Are infuriating automated dialing systems a constitutional right? 

Culture

Legit Tay Updates: How the Popular T-Swift Parodist Wound Up in Prison

Have you ever read a sentence more on brand for 2019? 

Innovation

Google Maps Snake Game Is the Best April Fools Gift — Here's How to Play

For so sssssimple a game, #GoogleMapSnake is incredibly entrancing. Er, "entranSSSSing."

Innovation

A New A.I. Used Data From 500K People to Successfully Predict Early Death

The answer to the ultimate human question may soon be just a machine-learned algorithm away.

Innovation

The Island That Mimics Mars Now On Google Street View 

Dads who just got an iPad everywhere are rejoicing.

Innovation
Gaming

MySpace Loses 12 Years of Music, Underscoring the Work of Museum Archivists

What if the world's masterpieces were lost in a server migration?

Innovation

NVIDIA Research's "GauGAN" Is an Incredible, Magic-as-Hell Coloring Book

A virtual art app that's best described as a "magic-as-hell coloring book."

Culture

Elite Chinese Computer Scientists Don't Outperform Average Americans

But when elite students go head to head, it's another story. 

Culture

Operation Varsity Blues: How the High Stakes College Cheating Ring Worked

To echo what we're sure is going through your mind right now: How the hell did this happen?!

Innovation

63red Safe: New App Helps Trump Fans Find "Safe" Restaurants and Businesses

Dine in peace whether you're wearing your MAGA hat or not. 

Mind and Body

Study Upends Common Theory About Music and the Brain's Ability to Focus

No, that Spotify Flow playlist does not actually help you study.

Innovation

Rotating Solar Panels Can Increase Efficiency by 32 Percent, Study Shows

Using existing solar tech, some water and some rocks, rural African communities could soon have reliable electricity.

Innovation
Innovation

Hacked Self-Driving Cars Would Cause Chaos, Study Suggests

That ridiculous 'Fate of the Furious' scene isn't that far-fetched.

Innovation