Tuesday, September 28, 2021

How does progress happen?

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915. | Schenectady Museum; Hall of Electrical History Foundation/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty ImagesThe discipline of “progress studies” wants to figure out what drives discoveries and inventions so we can supercharge human flourishing. What makes inventions and discoveries happen? Are they mostly...

Why America keeps turning its back on Haitian migrants

As US immigration authorities begin to deport immigrants back to Haiti from Del Rio, Texas, thousands crossed the river back into Mexico to avoid deportation. | John Moore/Getty ImagesThe Biden administration is continuing a long history of exclusionary policy against Haitian asylum seekers. The...

The new guidelines for Covid-19 booster shots, explained

The FDA and CDC have both endorsed providing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to some Americans at higher risk from the coronavirus. | Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty ImagesWhy some people might need a booster shot right now — and some might not. The Biden...

Healing, a saga

I thought I could check all the boxes and be well again. The universe had other plans. Part of the Recovery Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world. Aude White is a graphic artist based...

Why heaters are the future of cooling

A huge number of people still heat their homes with fossil fuels. There’s a better way. Experts call it the “cold crunch.” As temperatures rise in regions that historically haven’t needed indoor cooling, global demand for air-conditioning units is expected to skyrocket. Indoor cooling...

Elder-friendly technology is a growing market

Do older people needed their own dedicated devices? | Westend61/Getty ImagesAs boomers age, a new crop of iPads and Alexas are popping up. Are they necessary? In the grim pits of 2020, ElliQ recited a poem to 81-year-old Deanna Dezern. Dezern doesn’t remember what...

We can’t just run away from wildfires

Residents of South Lake Tahoe, California, were forced to flee as the Caldor Fire approached the city at the end of August. | Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThe risks of massive wildfires are growing, but we have tools to curb them. It has been yet another...

The real stakes of Apple’s battle over remote work

Apple’s resistance to full-time remote work has sparked an unprecedented battle with employees. | Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesInside the unexpected fight that’s dividing the most valuable company in the world. For the past several months, a fight has been brewing inside Apple, the...

Democrats still have real options for immigration reform

Thousands of demonstrators march toward Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters while demanding a pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States on September 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesDemocrats wanted to give millions...

Katherine Wells Joins Vox as Editorial Director of Explanatory Audio

Wells was previously executive producer of podcasts at The Atlantic. Vox VPs Allison Rockey and Liz Kelly Nelson today announced that Katherine Wells is joining the network as editorial director of explanatory audio, a new role. Wells will oversee all of Vox’s...

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OIC calls upon world to note compelling evidence in Pakistan dossier of India’s heinous...

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Pakistan welcomes Afghan cabinet expansion as ‘positive step’

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Pakistan, China agree not to alter tariff on power deals

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Qureshi meets Blinken, urges engagement with Taliban

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