Art World Targets Sustainability While Climate Change Continues

Last month, a man disguised as an old woman was sitting brazenly in a wheelchair. Cream cake on top of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous work, Mona Lisa. The painting, which hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris, was hidden behind bulletproof glass and was unharmed. Yet why would visitors to the world and the […]

How Fashion Got Faster – and Worse for the World

This post by Evelyn Wang17 years old, one of the Top 11, from Naperville North High School in Naperville, Illinois winners Learning Network Ninth Annual Student Editorial Competitionwe got 16,664 entries for it. We publish the work of all winners and runners-up next week and you can find them. here as they post. How Fashion […]

Inside the experimental world of animal infrastructure

But Banff’s wildlife passes, like most, suffer from some sort of problem. Horseless Carriage Syndrome, their design is limited by the existing infrastructure. Tunnels are usually poorly adapted culverts, pipes (usually concrete) that carry water under roads. Overpasses are often borrowed wholesale from the highways and built as if to support the weight of an […]

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?

This article is part of Upstart, a series about startups leveraging new science and technology. Vijay Ravindran has always been fascinated by technology. He led the team that founded and launched Amazon Prime at Amazon. He later joined the Washington Post as a digital chief, where he advised Donald E. Graham on the sale of […]

A Warmer World – The New York Times

India has contributed little to climate change: Home to 18 percent of the world’s population, India has only 3 percent greenhouse gases warming the planet But India is suffering from climate change. It’s happening now: A heatwave in the past three months has devastated northern India and neighboring Pakistan. Temperatures exceeded 110 degrees Fahrenheit. So […]

World Economic Forum Referendum in Davos

High in the Swiss Alps, the small ski town of Davos stepped up security at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, where armed guards perched on hotel roofs and world leaders and corporate executives sipped champagne below. But today, everything Davos stands for — globalization, liberalism, free market capitalism, representative democracy – appears to be […]

How Clean The World Recycles Hotel Soap for Nonprofit Hotels

When hotel or motel guests check into their rooms, they expect at least to be greeted with a clean area, a bed, and soap in the bathroom. But what happens if you leave that soap behind? They’re often thrown out, said founder Shawn Siepler. clean the worldis a nonprofit founded in 2009 that recycles soap […]

Miss Pac-Man clears the way to World Video Game Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, NY (AP) — More than 40 years after she broke ground for female video game characters, Miss Pac-Man was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame on Thursday alongside Dance Dance Revolution, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina . Time and Sid Meier’s Civilization. The Hall of Fame considers all kinds of electronic […]

NASA climate research scientist wins World Food Prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A NASA climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food Prize on Thursday. Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist and climatologist, was awarded $250,000 for her innovative modeling of the impact of climate change […]

Can Art Help Save the Insect World?

This article is part of our latest article Special section on museumsfocusing on new artists, new audiences, and new ways of thinking about exhibitions. For most people, insects are annoying – sometimes scary. They are creatures that will be shot in the arm, trampled on, or destroyed with excessive pesticides. But Levon Biss, a macrophotographer […]