Red Cross nurses in San Francisco, 1918.
Over 30 countries today are making people wear masks in public, despite serious doubts from scientists.
Rue des Tournelles, Paris, November 5, 2019. Four Voi scooters wait hopefully for potential clients, with a Lime and Dott sprawling nearby. Behind them, a Velib’ rider has made his choice.
Leighton Kille/The Conversation France
In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
Camera never lies.
If you thought police surveillance was mere CCTV, it's time to catch up on what's happening on the other side of the lens.
Many places overseas require developers to build a certain proportion of affordable housing, but Victoria has opted for a voluntary negotiated approach.
People on the minimum wage can afford only 2% of private rentals and only 1% if on the pension. Affordable housing requirements are often mandatory overseas, but Victoria is relying on negotiation.
Airbnb is a growing threat to the major hotel chains.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
‘Earthrise,’ which appeared on the cover of the second and third Whole Earth Catalog, was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders during lunar orbit, Dec. 24, 1968.
The Whole Earth Catalog was a blueprint for sustainability that envisioned humans living in balance with nature. Its creative spirit was welcomed in a year riven by war, assassinations and riots.
Superstorm Sandy wrecked these Rhode Island cottages in 2012.
AP Photo/Steven Senne
There are precedents for trying to make the industries responsible for climate change foot the bill for adapting to a changed climate.
Taken from Persepolis.
1. Marjane Satrapi
Why this art form is rather more than just biff, bang pow.
‘When you look back on it, where else would those articles appear? The Saturday Evening Post?’
Nick Lehr/The Conversation via flickr
Ramparts started as a Catholic literary magazine. But when Warren Hinckle took the helm, he developed a layout, voice and rebellious spirit that Rolling Stone would go on to mimic.
Wildfire creates an orange glow in a view from a hilltop Oct. 13, 2017, in Geyserville, California.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Wildfires in California have triggered a public health emergency. One threat is smoke inhalation: Some air readings have registered pollution levels comparable to bad air days in Beijing or Mumbai.
Living in a rainbow of chaos.
The term 'LGBT community' can be understood in many different ways, and can mean many different things to many different people.
Heading to San Francisco.
The year 1967 isn't a golden fossil sealed off in time.
Happy birthday, RDM.
Robert Duncan Milne made HG Wells struggle to keep up.
A rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco in January.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
Regulating for live/work spaces in San Francisco has enabled many new housing types to develop.
Changes in how we live and work call into question current planning regulations relating to mixed-use development.
Can you resist?
Behavioral research shows why a heavy-handed approach like the UK's soda tax works better than the mere warning that San Francisco wants to put in advertisements.
Puff the magic drag-in
Scotland has just joined the growing list of countries getting tough on the vapes. Here's why the libertarians should pipe down.
Prop 91 - just one of three ballot initiatives on marijuana decriminalization
Editor’s note: There were 146 state-wide ballot measures up for consideration by voters in this week’s midterm elections, covering all manner of controversial issues – from abortion and guns to minimum…