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Richard Vega joins as managing editor - plus 5 key new contributors.
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Exciting times at Just a few weeks after taking home five prestigious Cannes Lions awards, the site is adding Richard Vega as managing editor and columnists and freelancers who have contributed to Grantland, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Scientific American, and Salon.

Richard "Boomer" Vega

Richard "Boomer" Vega

Richard Vega spent eight years at The New York Times (the last four as news editor), then spent five years at Yahoo! News, including three years as managing editor and two years as editorial director. During his tenure at Yahoo! News, the site grew from 25 million to 100 million unique visitors.

Complimenting this strategic hire, editor-in-chief Elliot Kotek is in the process of building the brand's core of key columnists and freelancers. Among the list of new contributors are:

Danielle Elliot – contributor to Grantland, The Atlantic Monthly and National Geographic

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Jason Goldman – writer for BBC Future, Scientific American and

Christina Ochoa - actor, marine biologist and grand-niece of a Nobel prize-winning physician

Leslie Simon - journalist, editor, and author of "Geek Girls Unite"

Brian David Johnson - Intel's resident futurist and curator of "The Tomorrow Project"

They’ll be tackling subjects such as the future of housing, what animals teach us, how sports research advances our condition, and will also feature a range of personalities from the 12-year-old inventor of the Braigo to the world's leading women of innovation.

A collaboration with GroupM Entertainment and Not Impossible and Say Media, focuses on the inventions and inventors doing incredible things with technology to improve humanity, and will ultimately encourage crowdsourced solutions to real-world problems.     

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