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Claire Reilly


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by Claire:

Gritty is the internet mascot for a world that's broken in 2018

Commentary: 2018 was a hot mess of privacy breaches, hacking and Silicon Valley failures. But now we have a guardian angel to guide us through the carnage: a gyrating fuzz monster called Gritty. → Read More

NASA to spend New Year's exploring a frozen, hostile space rock

If your New Year's resolution is to travel 4 billion miles to explore the very edge of the solar system, NASA has you covered. → Read More

NASA is collecting space dirt from an asteroid that could kill us all

The Bennu asteroid could show us the origins of the solar system -- and someday crash into Earth. Regardless, OSIRIS-REx is going to touch it to scrape off some dust. → Read More

Google, Apple, Facebook face world-first encryption laws in Australia

Tech companies can be forced to "build new capabilities" that allow access to encrypted messages. → Read More

Scientists create 'Cybertongue' to detect lactose and food toxins

Got Milk? Affirmative. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani accuses Twitter of anti-Trump conspiracy (but he just made a typo)

With a single typo, the one-time cybersecurity advisor to President Donald Trump has fallen prey to cybersquatters. → Read More

Why NASA's InSight landing was a triumph of human achievement

NASA's latest landing on Mars was the result of years of work and insanely impressive mathematics, all distilled into a few gripping minutes. → Read More

Watch NASA's InSight land in the middle of Times Square, just like the movies

Stop in the middle of Times Square, grab a stranger's hand and stare in wonderment as NASA survives the "seven minutes of terror" to land InSight on Mars. → Read More

NASA's InSight Mars landing lets us be rocket scientists for a day

After years of work by the brightest minds in the world, we'll all get to experience the pinnacle of human achievement when InSight lands on Mars Monday. → Read More

NASA's InSight landing on Mars lets us be rocket scientists for a day

After years of work by the brightest minds in the world, we'll all get to experience the pinnacle of human achievement when InSight lands on Mars. → Read More

Facebook's outgoing VP of comms defends using PR firm to dig up info on critics

Elliot Schrage says Definers helped Facebook "understand the backgrounds" of its critics, but denies they pushed fake news. → Read More

Apple's Tim Cook says regulation of Silicon Valley is 'inevitable'

The head of the world's biggest company may not be a "fan" of regulation, but he says the tide is turning for the tech world. → Read More

Why BepiColombo is going to explore our smallest, wrinkliest planet

It's got a fantastic name and it's hurtling toward the center of our solar system. What will BepiColombo discover when it gets to Mercury? → Read More

Inside NASA's hunt for exoplanets just like Earth

Earth may be home, but it's not alone. → Read More

iPhone XR goes on sale around the world, but fans stay home

The iPhone XR might have been dubbed the best value iPhone in years, but shoppers weren't giving it the usual show of love. → Read More

Scientists say humans have started pooping microplastics

Better out than in? → Read More

Pixar co-founder and godfather of 3D animation Ed Catmull to retire

The man who brought us Toy Story is hanging up his boots. → Read More

'Headless chicken monster' filmed near Antarctica for the first time

Australian scientists spotted the extremely rare creature in the Southern Ocean, putting on its best face for the camera. → Read More

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s space photos put your Insta feed to shame

After spending a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly now has a pretty sweet photo album. → Read More

In the future, not even your DNA will be sacred

Commentary: Even if you haven't shared your DNA with a genealogy website, chances are you're identifiable now. (Spoiler: Your third cousin sold you out). → Read More