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Postcards from the world’s most polluted city

Delhi’s winter is on its way out, and the sky—usually blanketed by fog brought about by the capital’s worrying levels of pollution—is regaining clarity.<p>Year after year, New Delhi grapples with dramatically worsening fog. Due to urbanisation and consequent increase in the levels of air pollution, …

Why you should fear dishonor but not shame

On Saturday, December 21, 2014, while driving in the right hand lane, I was given a ticket for passing a police car stopped on the shoulder.<p>At first I was angry because I thought I was innocent but then he explained that there was a law that required that I move over. He explained the reason for …

Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers

Microsoft has long dominated the corporate-software market, and its new CEO Satya Nadella has set his sights on owning all things related to productivity and the cloud. But Google—fueled by its search-advertising business and consumer popularity—has been coming on strong for years with …

Under Attack

The New Habit Challenge: Wake Up Insanely Early

Suggesting you rise before the sun is even up may seem a little mean. So we’ll wake our groggy selves up, too, for some extra motivation.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>There are so many proponents out there for …

This Black Sponge Isn’t Dirty, It’s Making Cheap, Solar-Powered Drinking Water

A new sponge-like system could be an alternative to expensive water desalination plants.<p>In drought-stricken California, a giant billion-dollar desalination plant is now under construction, and 15 others are proposed along the coast. While the plants could help provide desperately needed water, the …

With Operation LUVSeat, Southwest Airlines Plans to Upcycle 43 Acres of Used Seat Leather

The challenge of going from over seven billion to almost ten billion people on this planet by 2050 means we are going to have to do a whole lot of things a whole lot better; more cleanly, more efficiently, and with fewer harmful impacts on the planet. That’s a very tall order and will require new …

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

10 Essential Economic Truths Liberals Need to Learn

Today’s political climate is highly partisan. Debates are full of personal attacks, harsh words, and complete disagreements as each side clings tightly to strongly held beliefs. Part of the difficulty in reaching the compromises necessary to get things done in Washington is that the two parties …

Not even TV shows set in Hollywood can afford to film there anymore

The USA network drama <i>Graceland</i>, about a group of undercover federal agents living together in a Southern California beachfront home, seems a no-brainer to be filmed in—where else?—Los Angeles. But instead, the series, which kicks off its second season June 11, is shot all the way on the other side …

Lego has the best business cards in the corporate world

<i>This post has been updated</i><p>Most business cards are a variation on a relatively narrow theme, a name and contact information on some kind of paper. And with the advent of the smartphone and many apps designed to replace them, they’re increasingly obsolete.<p>But employees at Lego at least have business …

Sprint, T-Mobile Reportedly Closing In On Stunning $32 Billion Merger

In a deal that will send shock waves through the telecommunications industry, Bloomberg has revealed Sprint is nearing agreement on a deal to acquire T-Mobile for $32 billion . The deal equates to $40 per share, a 17% premium on Wednesday’s price at the close of trading, and will create a US super …

Keurig’s new machine won’t stop K-cup piracy

In just a few short years, Keurig Green Mountain has gone from a tiny brand to near-ubiquity. It’s the largest coffee brand in the United States by retail sales, and its single-serving machines are wildly popular. But a major issue facing the company, which makes most of its money selling K-cup …

Netflix is making sure customers know whom to blame for slow, grainy video

When online video stutters, buffers, or won’t play altogether, people get irritated—and Netflix has started encouraging its customers to blame their internet service providers for the substandard performance.<p>The screenshot above was captured by Yuri Victor, a designer at Vox Media, as he tried to …

Net Neutrality

The City Where Blacks Suffer Under 'Stop and Frisk on Steroids'

Police abuses in Miami Gardens, Florida, are staggering, but few Americans seem to care.<p>Last year, police in Miami Gardens, Florida briefly made headlines after surveillance video captured their harassment of a black clerk at a convenience store. They stopped and questioned the man, Earl Sampson, a …