Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica | Civil Eats


Annalee Newitz is an editor at large at Ars Technica. Her work focuses on cultural impact of science and technology. She founded the science and science fiction blog, and is the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. Her first novel, Autonomous, came out in September 2017. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley, and was the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. She lives in San Francisco with many other life forms, some of which have yet to be identified.

Hunting for the Ancient Lost Farms of North America

At Ash Cave in Ohio, archaeologists discovered an enormous cache of seeds from lost crops, including domesticated native goosefoot (similar to quinoa). These seeds were so far from their wild habitats that they had clearly been domesticated. (Photo credit: Natalie Mueller)