Amelia Urry

Amelia Urry is Grist's associate editor of science and technology, and self-appointed poet-in-residence. Follow her on Twitter.

Hubble Beginnings

Hubble just turned 25. Here’s what it was like to grow up with it.

The Hubble Space Telescope shows us the far reaches of our universe -- and that tells us a lot about us, too.

Living

Finally, a climate change game you’d actually want to play

Climate change is not a game -- but this game is way more fun than just wringing your hands about it.

star gazing

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk” puts science in the late-night spotlight

Maybe -- just maybe! -- Nat Geo's StarTalk will teach us that the best way to make people take science seriously is to find a way to laugh at it.

Food

These charts show why corn is king

Check out our infographic on corn and subsidies.

Food

Our crazy farm subsidies, explained

Once upon a time, we started subsidizing agriculture.

Dudes Ex Machina

“Ex Machina” takes on nature vs. nurture — with robo-babes

Ex Machina, the new film written and directed by Alex Garland, explores -- quite sordidly at times -- what "power" really means.

Food

This bloody whaling documentary could teach you something about sustainable food

If you eat meat -- even the humanely raised, locally butchered, lullabied-to-sleep-at-night kind -- there will always be blood, and lots of it.

Food

Fishermen discuss warming waters in this lovely short film

This short, moody video follows a Native couple fishing the Great Lakes.

acids & basics

Watch us explain ocean acidification with a soda maker

Ocean acidification is a big deal, but ... what is it again? Watch our video to get the two-minute take.

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