W. Harry Fortuna

W. Harry Fortuna is a science and tech journalist in New York City. He comes to journalism after a long career in film and TV production on the West Coast. He is particularly interested in the organ between our ears and how our increasingly expansive understanding of it will affect our future.

Science

Tennessee Get Its Own Super-Heavy, Laboratory-Synthesized Element "Tennessine"

Tennessee will probably join California as the only U.S. States with their own element.

Science

The Dark Hot American Summer Travel Guide

On August 21, 2017, a complete solar eclipse will put whole states in shadow. Time to plan your trip.

Science
Entertainment
Science

Thor's Performance Enhancing Drug of Choice

More and more athletes are using transcranial direct current stimulation to electrify their game. Are they cheating?

Science

How to See Mercury When It Comes Out of Hiding Tonight

Tonight is a great night to try to spot Mercury.

Science

Engineers Develop "Neural Dust" That Will Replace Your Fitbit

Future iterations of neural dust could remain inside a person, unnoticed for decades. 

Entertainment

'Pokemon Go' Player Shot and Killed in San Franciso

Authorities have yet to determine what prompted the murder.

Innovation

AT&T Will Pay Back Customers for This Low-Tech Scam It Failed to Spot

FCC: "Consumers charged for a sham directory assistance service will get refunds."

Science

This Summer's Olympics Features New Tech for the Athletes, and Us

From the broadcasters to the competitors, everyone's getting new toys.

Science

How to Watch the Epic 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower

The annual meteor shower is considered one of the most active and fun to watch. 

Gaming
Culture

Even Cord-Cutters Can Watch the Olympics in Bafflement

You don't need cable to feel that swelling of nationalistic sentiment.

Culture
Culture
Innovation
Culture

How to See the Peak of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Tonight

The best shows in the weeks-long shower are tonight.

Entertainment

Hey, Princeton! '90s Sci-Fi Called and They Want Their Props Back

The centrifuge in this video meant for nuclear waste looks pretty cheesy.

Science

NASA's Solar Observatory Records Plasma Bursting From the Sun 

NASA films the powerfully beautiful bursts of energy.

Science

On the Anniversary of Apollo 11, Space History Went Up for Auction 

Auction house Bonham hosts its annual space history sale.