An ice shelf melts and the world’s sea levels gain an inch
The sea level will rise many feet over the next hundred years, but the impact of a single shelf is huge.
The online status indicator is dead
Instagram: stop snitching.
The Tesla magic is gone
An corporate analyst estimated that almost a quarter of Tesla Model 3 orders may have been canceled. People who canceled their orders were driven by a variety of reasons.
Soylent, but make it summery
Soylent’s newest flavor is actually pretty refreshing.
Trump wants to endanger endangered animals even further
I guess they’re just pivoting to pure evil at this point.
Single pollutants combine in the air like Voltron, may be making everything worse
Industrial pollutants link up with other chemicals and spur the formation of clouds, which have a huge influence on the climate.
Neither conservatives nor Mark Zuckerberg actually care about fixing Facebook
And why would they?
AI developers promise they won’t automate murder, with one notable exception
Over two thousand artificial intelligence developers and researchers just signed the Lethal Autonomous Weapons Pledge, agreeing to keep automation out of the decision to murder.
Only by 4 a.m., when it cools down, can we sleep.
South Asian cities are already feeling the effects of our climate-changed world.
Nothing is free, not even Android: EU fines Google $5.1 billion
The EU Commission slapped Google with a $5.1 billion antitrust fine for allegedly offering Android for free, and then manipulating phone developers.
Google will help the UN with climate change research since the U.S. government won’t
Yesterday, the UN announced a satellite data-sharing partnership with Google in an effort to make scarcely-funded climate data more accessible.
A visual history of America’s love affair with nuclear weapons
Declassified videos show the most powerful country on earth using the most powerful weapon humanity has ever known.
By Caroline Haskins
The only stat about our plastic straw problem comes from... a nine-year-old boy
Back in 2011, a young environmental advocate made a few calls to straw manufacturers. When an environmental group published his findings, the figure took off.
This Amazon Prime Day, try not to be a scab
What matters more, saving $7 on a spice rack or your soul?
Facebook ad micro-targeting can manipulate individual politicians
Turns out the Labour Party’s digital voter registration drive was for the few, not the many.
Libraries are filling an affordable fitness void
Librarians are providing yoga and tai chi classes for communities that need them.
Uber introduces constant, real-time surveillance of drivers’ criminal records
On July 13, Uber told Axios that the company would be rolling out instant, rolling background checks.
Gamergate ringleader experiences moral crisis, four years late
The subreddit r/KotakuInAction, a wellspring of the GamerGate movement, was briefly shut down by its regretful creator
Digital ads are starting to feel psychic
Targeted advertising has become so uncanny, it feels like we’re being surveilled. Two artists want to hear these stories.
Twenty-foot-tall rice could feed a flooded planet
When climate change floods regions around the world, deepwater rice could thrive while other species die off.