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Books & Talks

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Coming to Ruin Your Favorite Movies

When he isn’t busy heading the Hayden Planetarium or hosting StarTalk and Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson transforms into his diabolical alter ego—Hollywood’s Wet Blanket.

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 08/22/2016

How I Got Here

Godwin Gabriel Is Changing the Way Africa Uses Smart Phones

Here in Seattle, he wants to find you a ride to your next appointment.

  • By Stefan Milne
  • Published 07/20/2016

Electronic Sports

Should College Students Get a Scholarship to Play Video Games?

UW's Washington Gaming Association thinks so.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 07/18/2016


Here's How an Acoustic Gunshot Locator Works

And how it might help curb gun violence in Seattle.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/18/2016

Appy Meals

Seattle’s Food App Boom Turns Restaurant Meals into Spontaneous Flings

"If a restaurant meal is romance by candlelight, these apps might be the Netflix and chill of dining."

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 06/23/2016


What Is White Nose Syndrome and What's Being Done About It?

When hikers in North Bend found a sick bat in March, they made what to wildlife experts was a shocking discovery: White nose syndrome, which has ravaged bat populations in the eastern U.S. for a decade, had jumped to this coast. Here’s why it's so scary.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/30/2016

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/20/2015


Amazon Celebrates 20 Years

Twenty years ago this July, Amazon sold its first book from Jeff Bezos’s garage. Since then it’s gotten slightly bigger. How well do you know Seattle’s e-tail behemoth that will one day swallow the world?

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/13/2015

Back Fence

Facebook and the End of Self Reinvention

What will come of the generation that will never lose touch with each other?

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 06/08/2015

How I Got Here

Patrick O’Donnell’s Path to Spare5

The app developer traces his path from databases to data sharing.

  • By Sandy Blake
  • Published 04/01/2015

Back Fence

Can a Video Game be Real Therapy?

SinaSprite makes its case.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 01/05/2015

Local Business

Taking the Pulse of Biotech

With the loss of biotech giant Amgen, what’s next for the industry?

  • By Hanna Brooks Olsen
  • Published 10/01/2014


Long Live the Stylus

A Pioneer Square company is doodling its way to the future.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 10/01/2014

The Ultimate 12th Man Guide

The Biggest 12

How the Russell Investments Center lit up the Seattle skyline with 12th Man spirit—and how it’ll do it again this year

  • By Seth Sommerfeld
  • Published 09/01/2014


The Space Rock Race: Mining Asteroids

A Redmond company uses amateur astronomers and stargazers to train its spaceships on asteroids for their valuable resources, such as water—and a larger store of platinum than has ever been mined on Earth.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 09/01/2014


Attack! Of the Exceedingly Helpful Robots

Seattle is a world leader in robotics and A.I. research, but don’t worry: The enslavement of mankind won’t start here.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/01/2014


The Marginally Scandalized Seattleite’s Guide to Recent Tech Mergers

Taser’s purchase of a local photo-sharing startup is weird, but it isn’t the weirdest.

  • By James Ross Gardner
  • Published 12/01/2013

The Big Idea

Porch Takes On Angie’s List

The Seattle-based startup looks to knock other review sites off their home remodeling pedestals.

  • By Angela Cabotaje
  • Published 11/01/2013


Ground Control to Mr. Meline

Rob Meline always dreamed of being an astronaut. He became a teacher instead. When he fell victim to a family secret in October 2012, he became the symbol of a flawed judicial system. What his students did next was out of this world.

  • By James Ross Gardner
  • Published 09/17/2013


PopCap Makes Games They Like

Luckily for the Seattle video game studio, its customers like those games—like Bejeweled and the new Plants vs. Zombies 2—even more.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/01/2013
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