Society + Culture

Let’s Take Climate As Seriously as the Pandemic

The image of a cleaner planet we experienced during the early pandemic was not a mirage. While we can’t live in lockdown, we can learn its lessons.

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.

The Kids Metaverse is (Sort of) Open for Business

Grownups have gotten so excited about what they could do in the metaverse that they’ve all but ignored the kids. And for understandable reasons.

Tech Confronts the Climate Crisis

The problem is vast, but progress is accelerating as tech finds ways to address it. We need new tools to generate energy and more accurate ways to measure emissions. But action is coming both from...

36 People Willingly Got Covid: What Scientists Learned

A bunch of healthy but brave people signed up to get infected with Covid and be studied closely. We learned, among other things, that the virus is transmissible sooner than expected, and that patients continue...

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