Brian Heater

Brian Heater has worked at a number of tech pubs, including Engadget, Laptop, and PCMag (where he served as Senior Editor). Most recently, he was as the Managing Editor of His writing has appeared in Spin, Wired, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The Onion, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast and various other publications. He hosts the weekly Boing Boing interview podcast RiYL, has appeared as a regular NPR contributor and shares his Queens apartment with a rabbit named Lucy.

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Get Your Tickets to the Raw Science Film Festival and Awards Ceremony, Featuring Martha Coolidge and Kevin Grazier!

Get Tickets to the Film Festival! Get Tickets to the Awards Ceremony!   Have you heard about the big events we’re throwing in December?…

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Dr. Frank Shu: An Astrophysicist Offers An Outsider’s View on the Future of Energy

Dr. Frank Shu is beaming. “That’s it!” he smiles broadly, extending a hand to a colleague. The excitement is palatable in the sweat-soaked tropical…


How a Science-Themed All-Girl Doo-Wop Group Became the First Image on the World Wide Web

Behold, the first photographic image ever published on the World Wide Web. Quite the honor for unknown science-themed doo-wop group. It helps, of course,…