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NYC could become the first US city to charge for driving in congested areas

If you want to drive into the busiest part of Manhattan, get out your wallet. New York City is considering a pay-to-drive plan that would charge …

42 people own the same wealth as the bottom 3.7 billion

82 percent of the wealth created in 2017 “went to the richest one percent” of the world’s people, according to Oxfam. In their recent report entitled</i> …

I interview interesting people for Vox. Here are the 5 coolest conversations I had in 2017.

My job at Vox is to talk to interesting people.<p>As we approach the end of 2017, I wanted to look back and highlight the five conversations that really stuck out to me: the ones that challenged me the most, that got me thinking about a difficult problem or provocative idea.<p>Most of them are serious, …

It's not all bad! 17 things that made the world a better place in 2017

If 2016 felt rather cruel, 2017 has, for many people, been downright traumatic, with frequent news coverage of a climate in crisis, political and …

Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

China studying when to ban sales of traditional fuel cars: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has begun studying when to ban the production and sale of cars using traditional fuels, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing comments by the vice industry minister, who predicted "turbulent times" for automakers forced to adapt.<p>Xin Guobin did not give details …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

China’s invisible influence

China may be an even bigger economic deal than we thought. Almost everyone knows that, in the past three decades, China has gone from a huge and poor nation to the world’s biggest exporter and second-largest economy. Now, in a new report, two economists claim that China’s emergence explains a lot …

Economics

Study: a universal basic income would grow the economy

A universal basic income could make the US economy trillions of dollars larger, permanently, according to a new study by the left-leaning Roosevelt Institute.<p>Basic income, a proposal in which every American would be given a basic stipend from the government no strings attached, is often brought up …

The Taxpayers are Funding America's "Shadow Bureaucracy" | Daniel J. Mitchell

As Ronald Reagan pointed out many years ago, Washington is a company town. But rather than being home to a firm or industry that earns money by …

Income Inequality

Maybe You Should Re-Think Economics as a Doughnut

A "renegade economist" thinks redefining the dismal science might save the world.<p>Economics has a reputation for being a “dismal science,” but …

Scientists Think They've Found The Cause For Gray And Balding Hair

Can we fast forward to the future?<p>We’re of the firm belief that gray hair is gorgeous, and so too is a bald head. Whether you feel the same way or not, a recent scientific breakthrough will turn everything you know about hair on its head.<p>Researchers at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical …

Hair

Where have all the insects gone?

Entomologists call it the windshield phenomenon. "If you talk to people, they have a gut feeling. They remember how insects used to smash on your …

How epigenetics may help us slow down the ageing clock

Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one’s thirst for immortality have …

Now That We Can Read Genomes, Can We Write Them?

A group of scientists is pushing ahead with plans to build whole genomes—including human ones—from scratch.<p>NEW YORK CITY—Since the Human Genome Project (HGP) was completed in 2003, scientists have sequenced the full genomes of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of species. Octopuses. Barley. Mosquitoes. …

Genetics

The Easiest Cinnamon Rolls of All Time

<b>Heat the oven:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter; set aside. Make …

Dessert

How NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Answer Astronomy's Biggest Questions

In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope began operations, making it the first great NASA observatory, capable of seeing to the far reaches of the distant Universe. It’s shown us what our Universe looks like today, and how it’s changed and grown over billions of years. It showed us how galaxies were …

Universe

Behold! 3.77 Billion-Year-Old Rusty Bacteria Poop

These rocks contain the oldest fossil evidence of life on Earth.<p>A team of researchers has announced the discovery of 3.77 billion-year-old rocks that …

The Ignored Lessons of the Financial Crisis

<i>"If I told you eight years ago that America would reverse the great recession, reboot the auto industry, and unleash the greatest stretch of job</i> …

Economics

Boeing: Uncertainty On The Horizon

Boeing’s large production backlog and 787 Dreamliner project are key indicators to watch.<p>Actions by the Trump administration present many layers of …

Aviation

America’s household debt binge *was* about income inequality

2017-03-01T09:21:02.000Z<p>Since 2006, a yawning gap has opened up between the average level of real household spending and the remarkably stable …

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

Renewable Energy

Buzzworthy | 10 Emerging Artists to Know

If there’s one thing that gets most of us through the day, it’s music. Whether we’re scrolling through SoundCloud looking for mood tunes to help …

Is income inequality always a bad thing?

Income inequality is on the rise. Many economists and analysts take it as given that inequality does economic harm. But for something that has become conventional wisdom, there is surprisingly little evidence to make a definitive case that income inequality is bad for the economy.<p>First, the facts: …

Income Inequality

Did ‘dark stars’ help form the Universe?

Our vast Universe may have been formed with help of dark matter particles we haven’t been able to observe. The hunt is on to prove they, and the “dark stars” they created, exist.<p>Think of everything we know that exists in the Universe – the huge cosmic furnaces like our Sun. The gas giants that …

Dark Matter

Jeffrey Sachs: Economics is “horrendously misguided” and obsessed with “completely unimportant things”

The economics profession has lost its moral groundings, according to one of its most outspoken practitioners. As a result, economists are failing to provide a basic service: helping people.<p>According to Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, the problem started centuries ago. Back then, economics …

Economics

The 25 Best Songs of 2016

While making this list, it was clear this was going to be a painful process. There were truly too many good songs this year. This should not have …

No country with a McDonald’s can remain a democracy

The best way to combat the likes of Trump, Le Pen and Farage and the politics they represent is to rescue power from the grip of transnational corporations<p>A wave of revulsion rolls around the world. Approval ratings for incumbent leaders are everywhere collapsing. Symbols, slogans and sensation …

Globalization

The rise and rise of fake news

<b>The deliberate making up of news stories to fool or entertain is nothing new. But the arrival of social media has meant real and fictional stories are now presented in such a similar way that it can sometimes be difficult to tell the two apart.</b><p>While the internet has enabled the sharing of knowledge …

The Five Lies of Global Capitalism

<i>This is an edited extract of</i> The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay <i>by Guy Standing (Biteback, 2016).</i><p>Today we have …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …