I’m a Vegetarian—Will I Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

I’m a Vegetarian—Will I Eat Lab-Grown Meat?

Eschewing meat requires explanation, especially if you were raised an omnivore. Every forkful carries culture and identity in the memory and effort of its preparation. So, on days like Thanksgiving, when vegetarians turn down their family’s lovingly basted golden brown turkey in favor of a Gardein Holiday Roast, a savory loaf of soy protein isolate…

Our Planet May Be Barreling Toward a Tipping Point

Our Planet May Be Barreling Toward a Tipping Point

When we’re talking about social justice, a tipping point is a beautiful thing—a court case that shifts public opinion, for example. For a species, a tipping point can spell doom, as an environmental catastrophe pushes a population to the brink. When it comes to climate change, there isn’t just one tipping point but many that…

A Flawless Twitter Dunk 12 Years in the Making

A Flawless Twitter Dunk 12 Years in the Making

In August 2007, during the waning George W. Bush administration, a Twitter user snapped up the name @flawless. The account’s first tweet was inauspicious: “wonderin how tha hell to work this thing.” The second tweet landed Tuesday, November 26, 2019. It was worth the wait.A little background helps. On Tuesday, Twitter began notifying people with…

Uber’s London Rivals Are Plotting Its Downfall

Uber’s London Rivals Are Plotting Its Downfall

Mourad was teaching languages at a secondary school in London when he decided to go part time for family reasons. In 2016, he started driving for Uber for extra money, mixing trips with shifts as a supply teacher. “At the beginning I liked it,” he says. “It was a very flexible way of working.”Wired UKThis…

The Beauty of Hawaii, Minus All the Human-Made Crap

The Beauty of Hawaii, Minus All the Human-Made Crap

There’s no shortage of natural beauty in Hawaii, from aquamarine beaches to majestic volcanoes. But to see it you have to look past all the human-built junk in the way: 46-story condos, 12-lane highways, and concrete viaducts blocking out the sun.Leah Schretenthaler makes taking in the Aloha State’s wonders a little easier in her series…

On Hope (in a Time of Hopelessness)

On Hope (in a Time of Hopelessness)

Engaging with current events at this particular moment in modern history feels like an endless rolling panic attack. Floods. Fires. Elections. Impeachment hearings. An indistinguishable shower of grinning authoritarian shitclowns snickering at everyone who tries to stop them stripping the planet for parts. Affectless armies of weaponized nihilists prepared to set the world on fire…