2021 Was a Huge Missed Opportunity on Climate Action

2021 Was a Huge Missed Opportunity on Climate Action

The government needs to invest tens of billions of dollars a year in the grid for many years to come, Paul says, but the infrastructure bill allocates $65 billion once.

Better Data on Ivermectin Is Finally on Its Way

Better Data on Ivermectin Is Finally on Its Way

But when the Recovery trial came out with a rigorous, definitive answer of ‘No, it doesn’t work,’ everything quieted down,” says Hernandez.

The Best Apps to Build Better Habits (and Stick to Them)

The Best Apps to Build Better Habits (and Stick to Them)

Habitbull VIA DAVID NIELDHabitBull gives you a good idea of everything that a decent habit tracker can be: a simple interface to log your goals and how often you want to hit them, more detailed calendars and charts so you can monitor your progress over time, and plenty of support to make sure you stay on track.

The Ongoing Collapse of the World's Aquifers

The Ongoing Collapse of the World's Aquifers

As the growing human population and more intense droughts brought on by climate change are putting ever more stress on water supplies, land is subsiding all over the world.

It’s 2020. Why Do Printers Still Suck?

It’s 2020. Why Do Printers Still Suck?

Just when we need them the most, with print shops locked down, online schooling in session, and everyone working from home, they fail to step up.

Hey Students! Here's How to Deal With School in a Pandemic

Hey Students! Here's How to Deal With School in a Pandemic

You might think some other communication (like a Slack channel) would help, but in my experience it still takes a significant effort to get all the students to use a new system.It takes extra time to get things working for remote classes.

The Anthropause: How the Pandemic Gives Scientists a New Way to Study Wildlife

The Anthropause: How the Pandemic Gives Scientists a New Way to Study Wildlife

Some cities may have restricted driving, while others didn’t—researchers can look at both traffic and animal data to see how species in different areas adapted.

Satellite Data Reveals the Pandemic's Effects From Above

Satellite Data Reveals the Pandemic's Effects From Above

In Peru, that kind of work, maps combined with demographic data, will help the government get cash—around $107 (US)—to those quarantined near Cusco.“Buildings and roads aren't visible on the map yet, but you can see them really clearly in satellite imagery,” says Firth.

The Nonprofits and Companies Helping to Fight the Pandemic

The Nonprofits and Companies Helping to Fight the Pandemic

Feeding America has a Covid-19 Response Fund that is helping to ensure food banks across the country can feed those in need right now, including the children who rely on school meals to eat.

14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin Fever

14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin Fever

$13 a month (7-day free trial), Android and iOS.It's packed with curated music and spoken word tracks to help you take life a little more easily, as well as guided meditations of various durations so you can pick them out based on how much time you can spare.

Is It OK to Make Coronavirus Memes and Jokes?

Is It OK to Make Coronavirus Memes and Jokes?

“I visited my daughter at Dartmouth, and in the bathroom someone had written, ‘A lot of people are dealing with anxiety, so it would be better to think twice before joking about coronavirus,’” says Paul Lewis, author of Cracking Up: American Humor in a Time of Conflict.

The Democratic Debate, a New Plan for Student Debt, and More News

The Democratic Debate, a New Plan for Student Debt, and More News

US college students could soon have a new way to pay off college debt: an income-share agreement .

A Handy Chrome Feature, a Sonos Update Warning, and More News

A Handy Chrome Feature, a Sonos Update Warning, and More News

Chrome is protecting and Sonos is disconnecting, but first: a cartoon about the new big screen .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News

Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News

Thieves are scanning and Ford is planning, but first, a cartoon about subscription dreams .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.How Ford created the Mach-E, its fully electric Mustang SUV.

The Myth of Processed Foods, an Amazon Walkout, and More News

The Myth of Processed Foods, an Amazon Walkout, and More News

The stigma around processed foods is all wrong, Amazon employees are walking off the job, and millions of phone numbers were left exposed.Over 900 Amazon employees have signed an internal petition pledging to walk out over their employer’s lack of action on climate change.

A Moon Landing Goes Awry, Apple Opens Up on iOS Hacks, and More News

A Moon Landing Goes Awry, Apple Opens Up on iOS Hacks, and More News

India has lost contact with its lunar lander, Apple finally speaks out after an iPhone hack, and an electric dump truck has taken over the internet.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday?

Korean Cars Are Officially the Best, a Blood-Powered Robot, and More News

Korean Cars Are Officially the Best, a Blood-Powered Robot, and More News

Korean Cars Are Officially the Best, a Blood-Powered Robot, and More News. Korea has taken the top spot among quality cars, scientists have created a robot fish that runs on blood, and Taylor Swift is causing a stir.

Old Promises Broken, Musk Offers New Pledges on Self-Driving

Old Promises Broken, Musk Offers New Pledges on Self-Driving

By next year, Musk pledged, robotic Tesla taxis will pick up passengers, even though no fully self-driving cars currently exist. Aarian Marshall covers autonomous vehicles, transportation policy, and urban planning for WIRED.Late Monday, the company released a video of a Tesla driving on suburban California roads and highways.

Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

President Donald Trump tweeted invective at Twitter again this morning, but this time Jack Dorsey took the conversation off-platform to the White House. In other news, a controversial US Census question creates some strange bedfellows, and a "blockchain bandit" is pilfering millions in cryptocurrency.

AT&T Says It Will (Kinda Sorta) Start Offering a 5G Network

AT&T Says It Will (Kinda Sorta) Start Offering a 5G Network

For now, though, AT&T's new network, dubbed 5G+, and a 5G home wireless network launched by Verizon in five cities in October, will be nowhere near that fast, and only be available in limited areas.AT&T says it will first offer its service in parts of Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas; Houston; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans; Oklahoma City; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio; and Waco, Texas.

Startup Founders Think Real Progress on Diversity Is Years Away

Startup Founders Think Real Progress on Diversity Is Years Away

According to the survey, most startup founders think it’ll take more than a decade for the tech industry to become representative of the general population when it comes to gender and racial diversity.

This government is not even pretending to act on climate change any more | Greg Jericho

This government is not even pretending to act on climate change any more | Greg Jericho

We have gone from a government under Malcolm Turnbull that at least tried to look like it was aiming to reduce emissions (even if it wasn’t) to one under Scott Morrison that is making no pretence about the fact it is beholden to the charlatans in the party who want to scam votes by lying about the facts of climate change.