Kristin Houser is a staff writer at Freethink, where she covers science and tech. Her written work has appeared in Business Insider, NBC News, and the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, among other publications, and Stephen Colbert once talked about a piece on The Late Show, to her delight.
Prior to joining Freethink, Kristin was a staff writer for Futurism and wrote several animated and live action web series.
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Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
Donate a kidney now, and your loved one will have priority status if they need one later.
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The famous social robot is about to start rolling off the assembly line.
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It walked enough miles to nearly circle the Earth twice.
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South Korea is piloting a CCTV system it hopes will save lives.
The fully functional plant will serve to demo TerraPower's nuclear tech.
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