How Facebook became “the most Chinese company In Silicon Valley”

At around the same time Facebook was working out its News Feed issues, an upstart messaging app called Snapchat — led by the brash Stanford graduate Evan Spiegel — built a...

Election Day rejection of the war on drugs

We still don’t know with certainty who will be the next president of the United States. But this year’s election results have given us a lot more clarity on one thing:...

Celebrities Who’ve Defended Their Support of Black Lives Matter

 Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock; RINGO CHIU/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Taking a stand — and proud of it! Tyler Cameron, Kate Beckinsale and more celebrities have openly supported the Black Lives Matter movement, even after receiving negative feedback from some fans. The Bachelorette alum...

7 People Killed by a Musical Instruments

We’re used to taking it figuratively. One “slays” on guitar, is a “killer” pianist, or wants to “die” listening to a miraculous piece of music. History, though, is surprisingly rich with...

Seattle-Based Marijuana Delivery Service Could Be Using Drones Soon

In an effort to save money on logistical costs, a cannabis company has announced its plans to deliver product to Seattle businesses with drones. The high-flying partnership was publicized last month by GRN Holding Corporation,...

All the Inauguration Day Design Stories You Need to Know

After what will go down as one of the most contentious presidential transitions in American history, January 20, 2021, marks the start of President Joe Biden’s term. While there’s been plenty of focus on both the outgoing president’s departure and the Biden administration’s agenda for its first 100 days, there are plenty of design components to America’s grandest political tradition worth taking note of—from cleaning the country’s most famous residence to projects marking the historic occasion.

The problems AI has today go back centuries

In March of 2015, protests broke out at the University of Cape Town in South Africa over the campus statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes, a mining magnate who had...

40 years ago, scientists predicted climate change. And hey, they were right

40 years ago, scientists predicted climate change. And hey, they were right. This month the world has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon. But...

Five most flavorful CBD strains

When we make strain suggestions, they’re usually THC-based. That’s because CBD strains have been few and far between due to market demands. But as the CBD industry continues to grow in...

Delayed weed dispensary openings, curbside pot pickup: Coronavirus is forcing the state’s marijuana industry...

As the new coronavirus pandemic spread and Illinoisans were ordered to stay home, dispensaries — which are deemed essential by the state and allowed to stay open — suddenly had to...

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