- How the world's military forces try to blend in.
- Bold, bright lipstick colors created at a craft-production scale.
Roadmapping the Future:
- How climate change, war and scarcity (whether perceived or real) can collide for the worse. Sensible policies and sound science targeted on the right causes could be the peaceful way out of a global quagmire.
- Magnetic material science helps soft robots be a little more sensitive.
- How long the joy of a physical gift sticks around, and how a repair relationship with our possessions could be good for our finances and environment.
Our Weird Future:
- Reanimating fish carcasses through robotics. Let's just all hope this starts and ends with fish.
- Tech tycoons with a keen interest in space exploration (as evidenced by the gobs of money they throw at it) continue to use social media to needle one another.
- Absolut (yes, that Absolut) sets up an internet of things testing lab. Finally, your kitchen will know when you're ready to drown your sorrows. When it comes to companies more associated with vices than virtues, we're not sure that gaining greater awareness of end users is necessarily a good thing.
- A dispute about signage photobombing architecture.
- An insightful take on the Mast Brothers chocolate scandal and how we collectively buy into the unlikely culture and "authenticity" of products with dubious intrinsic value.
Bias and Brains:
- Not only are women typically paid less than their male counterparts in the U.S. -they also get charged more for the same products, repackaged and re-targeted.