Four Fantastic Charts That Tell What We Need to Know About the Plastic Problem

Store by store, through one aisle that has 700 items, the Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza will support sustainability with plastics-free grocery shopping.

New Figure Skating Music…But Who Pays?

Now that music with words can accompany Olympic figure skating, there is less classical music, more hip-hop and Beyoncé, and some questions about intellectual property rights.

Doing an Environmental Good Turn With a Revolving Door

Increasing everyday sustainability, using a revolving building door rather than one that swings would add less to our individual carbon footprint.

The Unusual Ad That Sells Washing Machines

Samsung’s washing machine competition demonstrates typical oligopoly behavior through a 66 minute ad that stars red socks.

How the Movies Became Cool

An August release, The Shape of Water could be in theaters during hot summer weather because of the invention of air conditioning.

The Surprising Significance of Ping Pong

Perhaps correlated with ping pong table sales, the venture capital that goes to technology startups is concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Boston/NY/Washington D.C. corridor.

A Banana, a Billionaire, and a Tesla Tax Follow-Up

Our banana, $450 million painting, and Tesla tax stories were just so interesting that they deserved fascinating follow-ups.

Choosing the Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Governments have begun to provide guidelines about the ethical choices that will be necessary when programming driverless cars.

Why We Need to Pay Attention to Wobbly Plates

Perhaps comparable to Alphabet’s (Google’s) X subsidiary, the old AT&T’s Bell Labs produced invention that became breakthrough technology.

What Flying Really Costs

To calculate the real cost of flying, to the fares and the fees, we need to add the time, aggravation and inconvenience created by poor airport design.