New Uber Rules, Bomber-Inspired Jet Design, and More News

New Uber Rules, Bomber-Inspired Jet Design, and More News

Uber is defining and Airbus is designing, but first: a cartoon about a ruthless smart fridge. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!Today’s NewsUber changes its rules, and drivers adjust their strategiesUber has a response to a…

The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That’s Bad News for All of Us

The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That’s Bad News for All of Us

Right now the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and transforming in massively consequential ways. Rapidly melting permafrost is gouging holes in the landscape. Thousands of years’ worth of wet accumulated plant matter known as peat is drying out and burning in unprecedented wildfires. Lightning—a phenomenon more suited to…

Wildfire Photographs Are Constant Reminders of Chaos

Wildfire Photographs Are Constant Reminders of Chaos

Douglas McCulloh was in San Diego for an art exhibit earlier this month when his phone erupted with texts about a wildfire back home in Los Angeles. It broke out that morning in the neighborhood of Riverside, amid the dry brush lining the Santa Ana River. By night, changing winds had pushed it just 1,000…

Wake Up, Democrats! Memes Matter in the Race to 2020

Wake Up, Democrats! Memes Matter in the Race to 2020

Trump is kicking the Democrats’ asses.For decades, the theory of communications that undergirded politics was: Politician says something → press covers it → public reads or watches the press’ account of what the politician said. The results of the 2016 election should make it crystal clear that approach is antiquated at best.Political campaigns are now…

Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy

Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy

Aer Cable KitThe Law of Cables is clear: Place them next to each other and they will become tangled. Aer’s ballistic nylon case has two compartments with a bevy of pockets, pouches, and elastic strips to eliminate cord chaos. When it’s time to travel, toss it in your carry-on.$50Oxo Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop…