Society + Culture

Doctors Finally Care About Your Home DNA Results

After years of dismissing direct-to-consumer genetic tests, some healthcare professionals are now seeking guidelines for how to incorporate this data into patient care.

How Tech Is Mobilizing to Confront the Climate Crisis

Can technology help solve the climate crisis? A lot of smart money is betting that it can.

We Can Change Minds, Says the World’s Most Popular Climate Scientist

In an exclusive interview at the recent Techonomy Climate conference, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe said that the most powerful tool we have in the fight against climate change is effective communication. The tech is here. It’s...

Seeds of Sustainability in Wales. And Around the World?

Software entrepreneur Liam Kurmos's community regeneration project is one of many little cells of activity popping up all over the country. With this kind of energy and creativity, opportunities abound.

Prayer for a Time of Plagues

Today’s plagues are more than 10, but as I head to a Passover Seder, I cannot help thinking of the parallels. Maintaining optimism is getting harder, but being in tech helps.

Putin’s War Shows Autocracies and Fossil Fuels Go Hand in Hand. Here’s How to Tackle Both.

Democracies are making more progress than autocracies when it comes to climate action. But divestment campaigns can put pressure on the most recalcitrant of political leaders.

The Great Upgrade: Why Outlandish Perks Aren’t Fixing The Talent Crisis

Signing bonuses and extra days off are a shiny solution in a tight labor market, but they don’t get to the heart of the problem.

A Promising Vaccine Candidate for the Immunocompromised

Millions of people with weakened immune systems are poorly protected against Covid by current vaccines. Scientists in Germany have developed a new vaccine intended especially for them.

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