Feature

Who Will Mourn the Tech Bro?

The subculture you love to hate is tough to define. It will be even tougher when it’s gone.

09/24/2019 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Ryan Snook

Desperately Seeking Somebody

Will a New Seattle-Specific Dating App Help You Find Love?

It launches today for the not-so-hopeless romantics out there.

09/19/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Explainer

Seattle Spends More Money on Takeout Than Any Other U.S. City

As far as food movements go, we’ve nailed farm-to-table and we’re leading the way in app-to-table dining, too.

08/20/2019 By Sam Jones

Space Jam

Jeff Bezos Dreams of Space Travel and Life on the Moon

Fifty years after the U.S. first landed on the moon, can the Amazon founder get us back there—for good?

08/20/2019 By Lily Hansen

Pavement Problems

Can Project Sidewalk Use Crowdsourcing to Help Seattleites Get Around?

Its goal: make navigating our streets safer and easier for the mobility impaired.

07/23/2019 By Lily Hansen

Feature

Checking Out: Amazon, Microsoft, and the Future of Automated Grocery

Some of the region’s biggest tech players are racing to rewrite how America shops—again.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Koren Shadmi

Silicon Valley Who?

To No One's Surprise, Seattle Is a Rich Tech Startup City

Young, wide-eyed tech bros can sleep a little better knowing they’re making more money than Jeff Bezos—sort of.

06/25/2019 By Lily Hansen

Explainer

What the Heck Is Blockchain?

If cryptocurrency is virtual cash, blockchain is the security—and it’s only getting bigger.

05/29/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Waste Not

The Life-Changing Magic of Recycling Right

Seattle startup Ridwell takes what the city’s blue bins won’t.

05/29/2019 By Rosin Saez

Mr. Beanless

Is Coffeeless Coffee the Next Impossible Burger?

The founders of Atomo have created a purportedly more sustainable coffee—in a lab, without using a single bean.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Burn Notice

Washington’s Wildfire Season Is Starting Earlier and Ending Later

Does that mean another summer of hazy skies for Seattle?

05/29/2019 By Ciara O'Rourke

Brain Teasers

This Robot Is a Mind Reader

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence has transformed Pictionary into a training ground for human-compatible AI.

04/23/2019 By Aly Brady

Author Interview

Clive Thompson Explores What Drives Coders

"I really wanted to help shed some light on the fabric of today's digital world by showing the lives and the psychologies of the people that are weaving it."

04/02/2019 By Stefan Milne

Waste of Space

Spacesuit Costs Spokane-Born Astronaut Her Spot in All-Woman Spacewalk

The last-minute change has the internet wondering why they can't just make a smaller spacesuit—but it's not quite that simple.

03/27/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Quote Unquote

UW Scientist Justin Penn Is More Than a Doomsayer

"To intentionally misquote John Lennon, 'Extinction is over! If you want it.’"

03/26/2019 By Jessica Voelker

The Big Opt Out

How Is Measles Still a Problem in Washington?

Amid the state’s largest measles outbreak in decades, some parents still choose not to immunize.

03/26/2019 By Aly Brady

End of the Line

Two New Seattle Apps Promise Shorter Wait Times

But do they really spell "death" to the traditional queue?

11/20/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Virtually Here

Why Is Amazon Going Crazy with Brick-and-Mortar?

In the last three years, the online retailer has moved diversely into physical locations. What’s the deal?

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

#NoFilter, No Glory

How Instagram Has Changed Outdoor Spaces

In the last few years, the app has affected the demand for—and safety in—the great outdoors.

09/11/2018 By Sydney Parker

Feature

Stranger Genes: How Seattle Scientists Are Advancing Gene Editing

Researchers are getting closer to figuring out the ultimate medical solution to incurable diseases—changing genetic code itself.

07/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine Photography by Ian Bates