We tend to project our insecurities onto others. We see in others what we fear about ourselves. These projections can be our greatest teachers.
Ranked choice voting (RCV) describes voting systems that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, and then uses those rankings to elect candidates with a broad base of support.
New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed the Equal Pay Amendment Bill that ensures that women in historically underpaid female-dominated industries receive the same remuneration as men in different but equal-value work.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved the 9-8-8 suicide prevention hotline. Within 18 months, all Americans will be able to call this number to seek help if they are at risk of suicide.
For millennia, humans have had capabilities and capacities that proto-humans could never have imagined. These are the very traits that have propelled humanity into its dominant position in the world today.
The 40-story building will feature a steel exoskeleton complemented by Mass Timber Construction (MTC). The new features will cut daily energy consumption and the carbon embodied in its construction by 50%.
The world isn’t supposed to be anything. It is what it is.
Ultimately, this significant shift in electricity generation caused a 23% drop in carbon dioxide emissions, a critical step forward in the fight against climate change.
proto-humans had many features and behaviors that would be very familiar to all us. But they did not yet have whatever makes us humans human.
In late June 2020, the Ocean Voyages Institute’s SV/KWAI returned from a 48-day journey to recover plastic waste from the North Pacific Gyre. It’s 103 ton haul of fishing nets and consumer plastics has made their voyage that largest ever ocean plastic cleanup, having more than doubled the Institute’s 2019 haul.