Amanda is the managing editor at Freethink. Prior to joining Freethink, she was a freelance filmmaker focused on issues related to foreign policy and the U.S. military. Her work has been featured on PBS and in film festivals. Before that, she was a video producer for Reason Magazine.
Recent Work by Author
The ability to easily monitor blood sugar levels would allow everyone to have more control over their own metabolic health — not just people with diabetes.
Large-scale ventures are a big step toward testing whether we can create a marketplace for green hydrogen in a way that makes economic sense.
Landing on Mars is just the beginning — to live there, we'll need to invent Martian concrete.
A bioengineered uterus could open up treatment options for women facing infertility.
A decentralized internet could make the internet faster and less vulnerable to censorship.
There's a lot of trash in outer space. We need to clean it up before it becomes unusable.
The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.
Geothermal energy may be the key to bringing reliable, clean energy to the world.
Electric aviation would mean less CO2 emissions and cheaper airfare — but batteries still aren't powerful enough to compete with fuel-filled commercial jets.