Reporter, photographer

As a journalist, I spend my days examining emerging science and technology that will have a deep impact on our world in the next decade. I'm especially interested in robots, drones, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, though I also write about materials science, 3D printing and particle physics. I pride myself on taking difficult topics and breaking them down into plain English that explains the impact they will have on our lives.


At Wirecutter, I do deep dives into emerging technology products to help the average person decide whether it will fit into their lives. My work has also appeared in MIT Technology Review, Wired, Fortune, New Scientist, Science, TechCrunch, BBC, MAKE and Symmetry. I was previously a staff writer for Backchannel and Gigaom. 


I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I earned a B.S. in life sciences communication. During my senior year, I was the editor-in-chief of The Badger Herald, which is completely independent and the largest student newspaper in the U.S. I interned at Wired Magazine, CERN, The Onion,, the Wisconsin State Journal and SUN Newpapers.


I recently moved from San Francisco to St. Paul, Minnesota. In my spare time, I sew quilts, practice my photography and explore the Twin Cities by bicycle.

Signe Brewster CMS cavern LHC CERN particle detector