Ethereum's 'Merge' Is a Big Deal for Crypto—and the Planet
One of the most influential cryptocurrency projects is set to finally ditch proof-of-work mining.
Smiling Dogs? Horses Made of Clouds? Captcha Has Gone Too Far
Users face increasingly impossible challenges to prove they are not bots.
Amazon Workers in the UK Walk Out in a Cost-of-Living Rebellion
After news of a “pointless” pay increase spread, workers at three warehouses stopped work to demand higher wages as inflation and interest rates surge.
What Twitter’s Move to Shutter Offices Signals for Big Tech
Companies are cutting costs by embracing remote setups, but what happens to the hubs they leave behind?
How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves
The snooze is optional. But as climate change intensifies, Northern European countries are seeing the appeal of Spain’s controversial midday break.
Big Tech Can’t Stop Obsessing Over Apple and TikTok
Earnings season was dominated by two companies—both existential threats to their competition.
Drone Contraband Deliveries Are Rampant at US Prisons
Law enforcement officers face an air assault as drugs, weapons and phones are flown in to prisoners.
Ticket to Ride
The Case for Making Public Transit Free Everywhere
From Spain to Germany and Luxembourg to Estonia, more and more countries are experimenting with fare-free transportation.
How to Prevent Another European Transport Meltdown
This summer’s heat wave knocked roads, railways, and runways out of action. But existing solutions could help shore up critical infrastructure.
EV Makers Think They’ve Figured Out What Women Want
Men are more likely to buy electric vehicles, and carmakers are eager to diversify their base. But what will it take to close the gender gap?
TikTok Starts Layoffs in Company-Wide Restructuring
The company laid off some US staff and told workers in Europe and the UK that their jobs are at risk.
Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network
Desperate people in the US and beyond are turning to an unregulated, cross-continental supply chain.
Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s a Flying Ferry
An electric hydrofoil ferry could be the future of public transportation in Stockholm—and beyond.
Deal or No Deal
As Elon Musk Walks, Twitter Workers Say No One’s in Charge
Days after the deal to buy Twitter fell apart, fed up employees say they are being kept in the dark.
Autonomous Drones Could Soon Run the UK’s Energy Grid
The National Grid is testing computer-manned drones that can save millions in maintenance work.