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Boulder, CO
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  technology, sustainability, environment, alternative energy, food, tech-based art and design, adventure, social entrepreneurship, startups, robotics, transportation, human-computer interaction
Doesn't Cover: advertising thinly disguised as news, new versions of popular consumer electronics, complex medical news, old news from weeks or months ago

Vermont native, night owl, pro freelance journalist covering tech, design, food, science, business, and sustainability

Alyssa Danigelis's Biography

Alyssa Danigelis is a professional freelance writer and editor who got started as a teenager reporting for the largest newspaper in Vermont. Her articles about Ben & Jerry's, a skate park entrepreneur, and a cigarette sales sting were featured in the Burlington Free Press.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she edited GOOD Magazine's election-related infographics broadsheets distributed nationwide in ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The Burlington Free Press invited local high schoolers to report and write for a weekly Teen Page. It changed my life.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, and not ironically. Applying for colleges back in the day required one in order to fill out all the required forms.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Submit your information to the add a journalist Muck Rack form and I'll tell you. Just kidding. Sort of.

Jacket Acts Like Adventure Armor — Any chance you might accidentally hurtle down a remote mountainside, hit rocks along the way, and land in a pile of snow? A new high-tech survival jacket could be the difference between freezing to death and surviving to tell the wild tale.

Cyclist Plans Record-Breaking Ride Across Cuba — Now that it's easier to visit Cuba, Austrian ultra cyclist Jacob Zurl is eager to see the country in record time. His goal: Race across its entire length in under 55 hours. He plans to arrive in Cuba early next month and then start biking on December 16.

Ancient Fossil Forests Discovered in the Arctic — What did some of the first trees on Earth look like? Earth scientists from Cardiff University digging around in Arctic Norway are closing in on an answer. And that answer is: weirdly familiar. Fossilized stumps from a forest dating back 380 million years indicate that these trees must have resembled palm trees covered in fern-like leaves.

Climber Beats Eiger Record by Five Minutes — Swiss climber Ueli Steck sped up the north face of the Eiger in a mere two hours and 22 minutes. He booked it, averaging nearly 39 feet each minute. They don't call him the Swiss Machine for nothing.

Wild Watersport Targets Invasive Fish — "Get 'em! YEAAAAAAH!" Donning a football helmet, zipping along on water skis, and waving a net around to catch giant flying fish and toss them into a floating basketball hoop looks like a joke, but it's not. Welcome to the relatively new sport of skarping. Asian carp are a particularly nasty invasive species.

Flat-Packed Gardens Pop Up For Urban Farming — Growing your own organic food in the city could be just like assembling a Poäng chair or Billy bookcase from Ikea. That's the idea behind a new design for flat-packed pop-up farms from an entrepreneurial team based in Copenhagen.

Dinosaur Puke Fossil Mystery Deepens — A small, unusual skeleton in fossilized dinosaur yak discovered back in 1989 might not be the creature we thought it was after all. So what actually got caught in this prehistoric upchuck? Italian scientists tackle one heck of a cold case.

Alarm Clock Slaps You Awake — Have trouble waking up on time? Meet the Wake-Up Machine. This contraption slaps the sleep away with a large rotating rubber hand. Vlogger and self-described robotics tinkerer Simone Giertz invented the device because she says waking up in the morning sucks.

Pro Skier Survives Spectacular 1,600-Foot Fall — "Oh! No! Ughhhhh! Mmmmhhh! Ughhhhhh! Ahhhhhhh!" In case you were wondering, that's the muffled, terrifying sound a skier makes when tumbling 1,600 feet down the side of a steep, snowy mountain in under a minute.

Wingsuit Distance Record Shattered — After the plane rose above 36,500 feet, Andy Stumpf let go and rolled into the sky. The former Navy Seal donned a wingsuit and had his sights set on the world record for distance. The risks are enormous. Record-holder Jhonathan Florez, known as the Birdman, died last July during practice in Switzerland.
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Nov 13, 2015

@France24_en reporting that taxi drivers in Paris are turning off their meters, offering free rides.

Nov 13, 2015

@DaveMosher *starred* (And I think UI does matter if it prevents us from expressing ourselves well during a tragedy...)

Nov 13, 2015

My thoughts are with the people of Paris, and with those in the 11ème, where the nightmare appears to be continuing.

Nov 11, 2015

@BEARDBAUBLES But what if someone decided to wear both Beard Baubles *and* a clip-on man bun? :-)

Nov 10, 2015

Thar she blows: 20 years of gum washed off the famous Gum Wall in Seattle. Video via @seattletimes:

Nov 10, 2015

This year’s version of beard ornaments is apparently the clip-on man bun: #bleedingeyes #sorry

Nov 06, 2015

I can get behind this. Or out in front of it. Or all around it. Need any bread tasters, Jonathan Bethony? #yum…

Nov 06, 2015

Could firestarter drones be coming to the West? Cue The Prodigy song: via @tracy_staedter #wildfires #tech

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