Innovation
Culture | Science
The Humble Fruit Fly

Meet the essential workers of the insect realm—fruit flies, and the people who help sustain them for scientific research. 

Culture | Art

Australia’s Underwater Museum to Open Soon

Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created a collection of underwater sculptures installed in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The collection includes a sculpture rising out of the water that changes color according to the ocean’s temperature.

Culture | Transportation
It's Electric: Lyft Announces Sustainability Goals
Culture | Science
Bees… and bubbles?
Culture | Science
Bacteria Navigate a Difficult Maze

Designers Turn to Resilient Design to Reshape the Built Environment

As the pandemic continues to place new demands on the built environment, designers are tasked with creating spaces that protect the physical, as well as mental and emotional, health and wellbeing of those within them. But adaptability also is key. When considering return-to-workplace plans, designers must do more than keep people safe—they must also foster new and evolving human behaviors. The question that remains top of mind is: How, exactly?    

Culture | Science
The Life of Lizards
Culture | Fashion
Inventive Upcycling: Rubber Band Garments
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Tech | Engineering
The Role of 3D Printing In the Coronavirus Crisis

Two Italian engineers—founders of a company that makes items such as earthquake sensors and silicone bandages—take their country's ventilator valve shortage into their own hands. 

Tech | Engineering

Living in a Digital (Post-Coronavirus) World

With innovations in smart cities, self-driving cars, remote collaboration, and online mental health support, how will digital connectivity be transformed in the post-coronavirus era? 

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Culture | Science
Space Food For A New Era
Culture | Food
Ice Cream On Demand, Delivered By Drones
Culture | Urban Planning
These Sleeping Pods Come With A Steep Price
Culture | Urban Planning

A Bird's Eye View of Urban Renewal

As we settle into 2020, a look back at the last decade shows it was a transformative one for building developments. Take a look at how the tech industry, and other factors, led to the creation entirely new neighborhoods as seen from 400 miles above. 

Culture | Urban Planning
Cows Test Their Sea Legs
Culture | Music
Want To Mix Music Like A Pro?
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Culture | Healthcare
Cat Allergies Could Become a Thing of the Past

Scientists in Switzerland are working on a vaccine for cats that could bring relief to pet owners with an ill-fated allergy to them. The research group, HypoPet AG, claims their vaccine already shows some success in neutralizing a known allergen in our feline friends.

Design | Materials

Fashion Makes Way for Innovative Eco Collections

Would you purchase textiles dyed with food waste or clothes that sprout plants? Fashion designers introduced three innovative eco collections that incorporate these elements at the inaugural TILL: bioFASHIONtech Summit in Stamford, Connecticut. The Summit brings together biotechnology, soil science, community building, and fashion. 

Culture | Science
What’s Really in Your CBD?
Culture | Retail
Companies Are Betting on Sound for Brand Loyalty
Culture | Food
Nestlé and Unilever Push U.S. Government for A Price on Carbon
Culture | Architecture

Would You Live in A 19th-Century Shopping Mall?

What happens to the shopping malls abandoned for online retail convenience? In most cases, they become derelict edifices of pre-internet capitalism. But America's oldest shopping mall, the Arcade Providence, is getting a new lease on life thanks to Northeast Collaborative Architects. The firm transformed the building into a mixed-use, multi-unit housing project with 48 charming and affordable micro-apartments that start at just $550 a month in rent. 

Culture | Space
SETI's New Mixtape For E.T. Promises To Be Cosmically Cool
Culture | Sustainability
New Research Suggests Massive Reforestation Efforts Could Erase 10 Years of Carbon Emissions
Culture | Robotics
50 Business Pushing Us Forward Into The Future
Culture | Engineering
Teen Designs Prosthetic Arms Using Legos, Dubs Himself "Hand Solo"

David Aguilar had an elegant solution to a rare genetic condition. The bioengineering student built his first mechanical arm out of Lego bricks at age 9, and since then has built three more. But he's not stopping there: he has more in the works for those in need.

Culture | Products

Retail in 2019: More Subscriptions, More Sustainability, and More Startups

There's no doubt that online retail has changed the "how" of shopping, but this unbelievably expansive marketplace has opened up new possibilities for the "what" of shopping, as well. 2018 saw a proliferation of subscription services and new approaches to familiar markets. 2019 continues that trend, but with greater emphasis put on sustainable materials,  social inclusivity, and crowd-sourced design. 

Culture | Products
Giant Corporations Take First Step Towards Real Climate Accountability With Reusable Packaging
Culture | Products
Put Your Greenest Foot Forward
Culture | Products
A 60's Classic Makes a Splash in Today's Market
Culture | Healthcare

Hustle Porn is Unrealistic and Sexist

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has a message for Silicon Valley and people who want to get there: stop working yourself to death. What Ohanian calls "hustle porn" is a pervasive idea that to succeed in tech a person needs to give up everything that isn't work related— including families, hobbies, and regular eating and exercise schedules— and embrace suffering as evidence of hard work. This ethos is harder on women to adhere to, and overall it's terrible for anyone's health. 

Culture | Software
France Develops App to End Cultural Snobbery
Culture | Healthcare
The Marijuana-As-Healthcare Revolution Passes Major Milestone
Culture | Art
Cyborg Artist Choreographs Earthquakes Via Feet Implants
Culture | Art
Space Artist Imagines Way Cooler Night Sky

For now, space artist Ron Miller is bound by gravity and expense to remain on planet Earth, but that doesn't mean he can't bring the heavens a little closer to home. Using a photo of the moon rising over Death Valley as reference, Miller inserted the other eight planets into the picture and the results are jaw dropping. "We would all feel a lot more humble with Jupiter's presence constantly looking over us," Miller explained to the Daily Mail.

Culture | Space

The Truth Is Out There In Technosignatures

The quest to find evidence of extraterrestrial life has largely focused on the hunt for exo-planets and watery moons, but in the 20th century it was all about finding technosignatures. Largely comprised of radio signals and/or microwaves, technosignatures present not only an opportunity to find alien life, but intelligent alien life. Representatives from NASA, SETI, the Planetary Science Institute, and large research universities held a three-day conference in Houston to re-examine this avenue, astoundingly due to pressure from Congress in support of these efforts. Maybe it has something to do with Space Force.

Culture | Art
Star-Studded Design Team Reimagines Claude Debussy’s Only Opera, Pelléas et Mélisande
Culture | Food
Coca-Cola Bets On A New Drug
Culture | Interior Design
HQ by WeWork Ditches Kombucha, Keeps Short Term Leases
Culture | Food

Food Gets The Futurist Treatment

We may not have flying cars or jet packs (yet), but the future is undoubtedly here. That reality of unprecedented changed applies to what and how we eat, too. The future of food looks hopeful, with a predicted abundance of tasty faux-meat products, personalized diets tailored to your genome, and an increase in genetically engineered foods that will provide more nutrition in a smaller serving size.

Culture | Transportation
LEGO Builds A Life-Size Bugatti Chiron
Culture | Art
Instagram Is Re-Shaping The Museum Experience
Culture | Food
It's Time for Humanity to Remember Its "Alternative" Roots