The Kernel is the Daily Dot’s digital magazine, devoted to stories about the internet, technology, and life in this confusing thing called the modern world. We’ve covered a pair of anti-pedophile vigilantes who pose as underage children online. We’ve told the story of how Reddit changed the life of a convicted felon. And we’ve chronicled the Church of Scientology’s long-running battle with the Internet. Want to read more? You can view our full archives here.

As of July 2016, we’ve paused weekly publication of the Kernel, but we will be pursuing special editions in the future, and you can find the sort of provocative, smart, and thorough reporting and thoughtful opinion pieces that defined the Kernel on our main site