The ID Question

Who decides who you are? You, or the world around you?
Anjali Ramachandran

Fowl Plague

Pandemics have threatened humanity in the past–and avian influenza may well be the next one due.
Duncan Geere

A Noxious Problem

Smog in cities and smoke in the home cause a huge range of short- and long-term health conditions. Why is the world’s biggest public health crisis only getting worse?
How We Get To Next

Beats: Space

Space is where we project our dreams–and our nightmares–of the future.

Beats: Food

Food structures our day, and food systems shape our world

Beats: Disability

“Disable” is an active verb, and disability describes the social and environmental barriers that prevent access just as much as an individual body’s physical reality.

Beats: Health

Access to health care is as much a matter of public policy as it is the size of a person’s pocketbook; within a doctor’s office, many factors affect the quality of treatment.

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Tackling the Problems of Digital Waste With Digital Tech

The Baidu Recycle app aims to avert some of the worst effects of the trade in electronic waste.
Sam Geall
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Energy Efficiency Enthusiasts Make it Rain Indoors

Figuring out how buildings lose heat and energy.
Alice Bell
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Disappearing Languages and Tooltips

Obfuscating a feature is obviously not a great solution, and it’s arguably a total betrayal of the principles I laid out above. But it was the best compromise we found between giving people information we knew they’d want, while not promising something we couldn’t deliver in a fair and equal manner.
Duncan Geere
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