Why are mass parties back? Because they’re still the best way to organize the powerless to take on the powerful.
Source: The Return of the Party
When Abigail Swann started her career in the mid-2000s, she was one of just a handful of scientists exploring a potentially radical notion: that the green plants living on Earth’s surface could have a major influence on the planet’s climate. For decades, most atmospheric scientists had focused their weather and climate models on wind, rain and other physical phenomena.
Source: Forests Emerge as a Major Overlooked Climate Factor | Portside
As Denyse O’Leary asks, “Why is it comparatively easy to develop a program to play chess, as opposed to teaching a robot to walk freely?”
Source: Human Computation — A “Practical Application” of Intelligent Design | Evolution News
New York’s empty storefronts are a dark omen for the future of cities.
Source: How Manhattan Became a Rich Ghost Town – CityLab