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
Maddy Foley
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
Maddy Foley
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
Maddy Foley
It was a fascinating, and not exactly surprising, meeting of the minds.
Innovation
Facebook Tributes: How Facebook's A.I. Will Help Honor Deceased Loved Ones
Maddy Foley
Can Facebook automate the digital grieving process?
Culture
The Fight Against Runaway Spam Calls Hits Another Snag: The 1st Amendment
Maddy Foley
Are infuriating automated dialing systems a constitutional right? 
Culture
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
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
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
This Mars-Like Island Is Now On Google Street View
Maddy Foley
Dads who just got an iPad everywhere are rejoicing.
Innovation
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
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
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
Elite Chinese Computer Scientists Don't Outperform Average Americans
Maddy Foley
But when elite students go head to head, it's another story. 
Culture
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
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
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
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
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
Hacked Self-Driving Cars Would Cause Chaos, Study Suggests
Maddy Foley
That ridiculous 'Fate of the Furious' scene isn't that far-fetched.
Innovation
SpaceX Demo-1: SpaceX's Historic Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With ISS
Maddy Foley
Next week starts off really, really well for Elon Musk.