Alexis Boncy

Special Projects Editor

Alexis Boncy is special projects editor for The Week and TheWeek.com. Previously she was the managing editor for the alumni magazine Columbia College Today. She has an M.F.A. from Columbia University's School of the Arts and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Why I still love actual paper books
Cumbersome, often heavy, sometimes falling apart, and yet...
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Why I still love actual paper books

Can the Dalai Lama's new website help you achieve inner peace?
The Dalai Lama hopes to inspire people across the world.
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Can the Dalai Lama's new website help you achieve inner peace?

How music can make your baby smarter
Introducing babies to music at an early age may be able to improve cognitive skills.
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How music can make your baby smarter

How a fleet of tiny spaceships could 'sail' to Alpha Centauri
Breakthrough Starshot wants to send spaceships to Alpha Centauri.
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How a fleet of tiny spaceships could 'sail' to Alpha Centauri

Rise of the chatbots
Chatbots are about to make a huge impact.
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Rise of the chatbots

This company wants to use dog DNA to help cure cancer
We can learn a lot about human disease through canine DNA.
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This company wants to use dog DNA to help cure cancer

How Elon Musk's hyperloop dream is moving from sci-fi fantasy to reality
Hyperloop Alpha.
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How Elon Musk's hyperloop dream is moving from sci-fi fantasy to reality

How we're building a better earthquake warning system
A phone app can warn its users of earthquakes.
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How we're building a better earthquake warning system

Inventology author Pagan Kennedy opens up about the secrets of innovation
New inventions take many trials.
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Inventology author Pagan Kennedy opens up about the secrets of innovation

Monkeys can control wheelchairs now — with their minds
Scientists believe this technology can help humans who use wheelchairs.
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Monkeys can control wheelchairs now — with their minds

How gene editing will help solve the world's looming food crisis
Gene editing can bring on the next food revolution.
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How gene editing will help solve the world's looming food crisis

This massive space telescope will revolutionize astronomy
A 2015 rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope.
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This massive space telescope will revolutionize astronomy

Everything you need to know about the virtual reality boomlet
Virtual reality is taking off.
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Everything you need to know about the virtual reality boomlet

Behold the innovative power of biomimetics
Biomimetics can help us learn from animals.
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Behold the innovative power of biomimetics

The football stadium of tomorrow may surprise you
Football stadiums may actually become smaller.
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The football stadium of tomorrow may surprise you

This hand-held device can test food for gluten in under 2 minutes
Get the smile and you're gluten-free.
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This hand-held device can test food for gluten in under 2 minutes

How Detroit is reinventing itself for a driverless age
 General Motors reveals the new Chevrolet Bolt concept to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
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How Detroit is reinventing itself for a driverless age