Ryan F. Mandelbaum

Former Gizmodo physics writer and founder of Birdmodo, now a science communicator specializing in quantum computing and birds
  • How To Cook A ‘Murder Hornet’

    This week, the New York Times introduced many of us to the “murder hornet,” more accurately known as the Asian giant hornet. But a small subset of us were already familiar with this bug, because we’d eaten it.

  • How Quantum Memory Could Change Computing

    In a hot tub in 2012, physicist Seth Lloyd pitched a quantum internet application to Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page. He called it Quoogle: a search engine that, using mathematics based on the physics of subatomic particles, returns results without ever actually knowing the query. Such an advance would require an entirely new kind…

  • Please Calm Down: Coconut Oil Is Fine

    Please Calm Down: Coconut Oil Is Fine

    Who doesn’t love logging on to the good old ‘net on a Saturday morning to the headline “Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’”? It has everything. “Ah,” you might think, “my favourite health product is as bad as butter!” Or you might even say to yourself, “Those coconut oil-huffing liberals are really…