Amazon Employees Try a New Form of Activism, as Shareholders

Amazon Employees Try a New Form of Activism, as Shareholders

Amazon’s proxy statement, released Thursday, includes an employee-backed resolution asking the company to report publicly on how it plans to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and manage the risks posed by climate change.

This Montana County Wants to Crimp Bitcoin to Save the Earth

This Montana County Wants to Crimp Bitcoin to Save the Earth

It comes in advance of a resolution that would commit the Missoula area to 100 percent clean electricity by 2030.“We looked at the potential for new bitcoin mining and saw that we’re never going to meet these goals if mining happens in the way it’s been happening,” says Josh Slotnick, who sits on the board of commissioners.

HP’s New Reverb VR Headset Bumps Up the Resolution

HP’s New Reverb VR Headset Bumps Up the Resolution

HP’s New Reverb VR Headset Bumps Up the Resolution HP Back in 2017, HP released its first virtual reality headset. Those are the kinds of apps I used when I tried on the new Reverb, which again has support for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, as well as Steam VR.

These Soviet-Era Spas Are Still Accepting Guests

These Soviet-Era Spas Are Still Accepting Guests

For his contribution to the book project, Solarski photographed working sanatoriums in the former Soviet provinces of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Crimea.

Creative iPad Pro Apps: Procreate, SketchBook, Assembly, Comic Draw

Creative iPad Pro Apps: Procreate, SketchBook, Assembly, Comic Draw

Autodesk’s app converts the photo into a digital line drawing. Add layers using all the brushes, rulers, shapes, and curve tools you’d expect from the makers of AutoCAD. You get tools for drawing, inking, and coloring, and the app even helps with the tricky part: lettering.

Marie Kondo Is All of Us in This Year of Self-Optimization

Marie Kondo Is All of Us in This Year of Self-Optimization

In 2019, meme creators are abandoning the typical resolution, which so often feels like a list of personal failings, for something more technical, informed, and designed to hack the human psyche: a quest for subtle shifts that will radically change the way you perceive your world, a kind of psychic weighted blanket to mollify 2019’s inevitable crises.

You Won't Win the Thanksgiving Fight. But You Can Survive

You Won't Win the Thanksgiving Fight. But You Can Survive

According to Peter Coleman, who studies the dynamics of peace and conflict resolution at Columbia University, the Thanksgiving myth that the dinner table will bring family catharsis is rooted in contact theory, the idea that if you confront your ideological opposition in person it will humanize them.

To Curb Climate Change, Tax Carbon—Then Give Americans the Money

To Curb Climate Change, Tax Carbon—Then Give Americans the Money

A carbon dividends program overcomes both obstacles and can provide the vast majority of Americans with a new measure of economic security.Economists agree that the most cost-effective climate solution is to put a price on carbon emissions, which could yield hundreds of billions of dollars per year in new revenue.

Want to solve the world’s problems? Try working together across disciplines

Want to solve the world’s problems? Try working together across disciplines

An article published in Science last year diagnosed the real problem of climate change in this way: “Experiencing the self as separate from nature is the foundation of humanity’s damaged relationship to planetary resources.” The only real solution to the climate problems facing our planet is to change mindsets, an approach that requires a complex understanding of all the ways that individuals and institutions interact with the natural world.

3 Ways Science is Making Climate-Friendly Behavior a No-Brainer

3 Ways Science is Making Climate-Friendly Behavior a No-Brainer

Around the world, people are developing creative solutions to fight climate change. According to Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment, which helped craft this contest, there are three powerful methods that can get us there: choice architecture, social incentives, and emotional appeals.