Development

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What Happened to 'Scale,' The Game That Let You Shrink and Grow Everything?

In 2013, 'Scale' raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter. Five years later, it's still not released. Why? Here's what we learned.
Patrick Klepek
12.11.18
Motherboard

Deformed Fish, Rabbits With Two Genitals: Canada’s Largest National Park Is Falling Apart

A federal study found that out of 17 environmental indicators at Wood Buffalo National Park—the second-largest national park in the world—15 are declining.
Jordan Pearson
7.17.18
Google

Google's Attempt at Fixing Autoplay Videos Has Broken Countless Games

Given how many artists and creators have moved on from those games, it's possible they may be broken forever.
Patrick Klepek
5.8.18
suggestion box

Reclaim the Golf Courses

The world after golfing is a greener, more accessible one.
Jordan Pearson
2.28.18
Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
Parental Advisory

Teens Are Putting Off Drinking, Sex, and Other Grown-Up Stuff

In the past, kids couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Now? Not so much.
Jean Twenge
9.19.17
cities

Cities Are Competing to Give Amazon the ‘Mother of All Civic Giveaways’

“Amazon has made securing public handouts a core part of its business strategy from the very beginning.”
Louise Matsakis
9.19.17
sanitation

Indian Politicians Are Cutting Off Power to People Who Poop Outside

In the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, people in villages without toilets could face a forced electricity blackout.
Ankita Rao
9.13.17
Broadly

Millennials May Cheat on Their Partners Because They Are Freaking Out About Life

A new study explores how infidelity can be a means through which young adults try to navigate their own development—but also finds that this isn't always the case.
Kimberly Lawson
7.19.17
infrastructure

Canada’s Oil Sands Development Is Enabling This Jerk Bird

The brown-headed cowbird used to sit atop roaming bison, now it perches on oil equipment.
Jordan Pearson
7.18.17
programming

Computer Science Graduates Are Disappearing From Software Development

New devs are skipping college, according to a new Stack Overflow survey.
Michael Byrne
6.14.17
garment bots

The Case for Letting Robots Make Our Clothes

I visited the garment factory workers who could lose their jobs to automation. But could robots also change their lives?
Ankita Rao
6.6.17
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