Ben Richmond

copyright

2018 Is the Last Year of America's Public Domain Drought

Happy Public Domain Day to everyone except America.
Ben Richmond
1.1.18
DNA/IDK

Nobel Winner Kazuo Ishiguro's ‘Never Let Me Go’ Predicted the Gene Editing Debate

On Thursday, Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Ben Richmond
10.5.17
Reviews

With 'Lazarus,' David Bowie's Science Fiction Falls to Earth

"Lazarus" lacks the characters or pointed societal critique that make for truly memorable science fiction or musicals, but still, it's Bowie.
Ben Richmond
1.5.16
rap

Rap Tracks Written by Algorithms May End Up Not Being Anything to Fuck With

In a fusion of something cool with something very square, Big Data has entered the realm of Biggie Smalls.
Ben Richmond
11.6.15
Culture

Researchers Studied New Yorker Cartoons to See What Rich People Think About Kids

There's a sort of hipsterfication going on with parenthood: Fewer people are doing it, but the people who get into it get way into it.
Ben Richmond
8.25.15
Science

How Burned Iron Age Villages Recorded the Earth’s Magnetic Field

Researchers found evidence of a time of "rapid change" in Earth's magnetic field from the 13th to 16th centuries.
Ben Richmond
7.28.15
Photos

Three British Street Photographers Captured the Faces of China

“China” looms so large as a monolithic concept in America that it's sometimes hard to picture life on a human scale for the individuals comprising the world's most populous nation.
Ben Richmond
7.21.15
News

Phone Data Can Show Signs of Depression

The more we learn about phone data, there's less and less noise for patterns to hide in.
Ben Richmond
7.15.15
history

Firing Squad Synchronization, Computer Science's Most Macabre-Sounding Problem

The question, first formulated in the 1950s, was essential to automata theory, which became the foundation of computer science.
Ben Richmond
7.14.15
Music

Too Many Notes! How a Silicon Valley Designer Is Disrupting Piano Music

The bleeding edge of piano music takes an idea from the 14th century and 14-year-old guitarists: tablature.
Ben Richmond
7.8.15
Florida

A Guide to Surviving the Portuguese Man-o-War Invasion

A long, holiday weekend seems like the perfect time to slip off to the beach. Which also makes it the perfect time for Portuguese man-o-wars to make their attack.
Ben Richmond
7.3.15
News

Scribd Is Culling Erotica Because Popularity Is Just Another Route to Failure

Fans of romance and erotica prove that nothing works on the damn internet.
Ben Richmond
7.2.15
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