Why Now Is the Perfect Moment for a Mars Mission

Although three missions are scheduled to depart for Mars during the next several weeks, we have not yet established who owns outer space property.

The Surprising Upside of a Lockdown

Observing the lockdowns’ economic impact, two University of Chicago economists compared consumer traffic in places that did and did not shelter in place.

The COVID-19 Vaccine’s Distribution Dilemmas

Even if all works out with with a fast-track compressed timeline for developing the COVID-19 vaccine, we will have distribution dilemmas to resolve.

Deciding the Dollar Value of a Life

Among the many variables involved with coronavirus math, the dollar value of a life can help us determine the importance of social distancing.

The Knockoff Clash Between Dapper Dan and Gucci

From a small Harlem tailor shop to high end hiphop clothing to a conflict with Gucci, Dapper Dan’s fashion career tells all we need to know about knockoffs.

Why Food Expiration Dates Matter More Now

Because of COVID-19 lockdowns, we care more about those unclear food expiration dates that let us know when to trash what we store in the refrigerator.

How the 2020 Pandemic Is Like the 1930s Depression

Because of state mandated lockdowns, dairy farmers are responding to less demand from restaurants, schools, and hotels by dumping milk.

Why Plastic Bag Bans Could Backfire

While the wisdom of plastic bag bans have always been debatable, now with the coronavirus pandemic, there is another reason to reverse them.

Throwback Thursday: Morgan Stanley, E*Trade, and the 1930s

When it announced its $13 billion deal for E*Trade, Morgan Stanley reminded us of the reason it was created during the 1930s.

What Iowa Could Have Learned From La La Land

Seemingly different, for the same reasons, we’ve had partial nuclear plant meltdowns, financial meltdowns, and a meltdown in Iowa during their caucus.