The USPS Expert Who Knew We Needed to ‘Save the Post Office’ Before Trump Attacked It
It was a challenging year for the United States Postal Service, but longtime USPS observer Steve Hutkins helped his readers break down the headlines.
The Doctor Confronting COVID-19 After Decades of Fighting HIV
Dr. Nombulelo Magula, head of internal medicine at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, is helping shape South Africa’s pandemic response on both local and national levels.
The Climate Scientist Who Is Demystifying Extreme Weather
Dr. Daniel Swain studies climate change at UCLA, and is dedicated to helping us understand our warming planet.
‘Rich Rebuilds’ Is Fighting for the Right to Repair
Through his YouTube channel and his independent Tesla repair shop, Rich Benoit is helping to build a future where anyone can repair their own stuff.
The Indian Researcher Building A Community-Based Approach To Medicine
Dr. Madhu Gupta has spent her career empowering communities to make informed decisions about their own health. Now, she’s using that knowledge to combat COVID-19.
The Modder Who Is Bringing Black Culture to The Sims
Amira Virgil, aka XMiramira, has spent years developing realistic skin tones and custom content for Black Simmers.
The Inventor Who Designed a Sustainable, Composting Coffin
Bob Hendrikx created the Loop Living Cocoon, a biodegradable coffin made of mushroom mycelium, as part of his dream to help us live—and die—sustainably.
The Physicist and Social Theorist Fighting for Equality in Science
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein has peered into the deep past of the cosmos, while also working toward a just and equal future in the scientific community.
Motherboard Presents: Humans 2020
We are honoring 20 scientists, engineers, and visionaries who helped make this dark year a little brighter.