Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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Russians Are Racing to Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned
On March 1, after a week of horror in Ukraine, reports came out that Russia’s censorship office had threatened to block Russian Wikipedia.
Opinion: The Omicron Surge Is Different
I manage nurses at an ICU in Miami. I didn’t want to believe this was happening again.
Maybe the Techlash Is Working
For years, if you wanted to fix your own iPhone, Apple would refuse to sell you the spare parts or provide any service manuals. If you actually successfully repaired something, you might find a software lock preventing you from regaining the full functionality.
How to Save People From Drowning in a Sea of Misinformation
Until a few years ago, disinformation was talked about mostly as a geopolitical tactic. Throughout the Cold War and up through the 2016 election, concerns over disinformation centered on foreign governments, in particular their motives and tactics.
And Now, Some Good News About Americans and Money
For most of the pandemic, the amount of cash in Americans’ bank accounts ebbed and flowed in a pretty predictable pattern.
The Liberation of Paris From Cars Is Working
Over the past six years, Paris has done more than almost any city in the world to take space back from cars. Mayor Anne Hidalgo has opened linear parks in the old highways along the Seine, phased out diesel cars in the city, opened bus lanes, raised parking meter prices, and plowed bike lanes down hundreds of streets.
What Germany Can Teach America About Renewable Energy
Bringing energiewende across the Pacific—this time with nuclear in the mix
The Man Who Is Actually Getting a Free Krispy Kreme Vax Doughnut a Day
Is he embarrassed? Yes. Is he worried about calories? No. Do the employees hate him? Unclear.
How a Toxic Battle Over Wolves in Europe Became a Productive Conversation
Do Not Be Alarmed by Wild Predictions of Robots Taking Everyone’s Jobs
But look closely at the studies predicting automation-driven job loss, and you’ll find less reason for alarm (though there are still reasons to consider a universal basic income).
The AstraZeneca Vaccine Crisis in Europe Isn’t About Science at All
But this crisis isn’t about science at all. It’s about public trust, and scared citizens cannot be easily convinced by expertise that feels remote. Our solutions need to reflect that.