Universal Basic Income an expensive system to be sure, but social justice commentator Eva Cox argues that the societal returns will be worth the investment.
A universal basic income (UBI) policy could change how we evaluate the meaning and quality of work in our society.
Over the course of his presidency, Barack Obama issued a total of 276 executive orders. So, what exactly does that mean?
More than 630 companies are calling out President-elect Donald Trump in an open letter. It asks him to keep the promises the United States made during the Paris Agreement and move us closer to a low-carbon economy.
What would it take to adopt a basic income? Frank Stilwell, a Professor Emeritus in Political Economy at the University of Sydney, explains the pros and cons.
Let's not let the prospect of a little free money stop us from pursuing more progressive regulations and reforms.
Some companies have set up a progressive program to help their employees pay off their student loans, offering up to $10,000 in assistance over the course of employment.
People like Thomas More, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Bertrand Russell have already had many of the arguments we're having about basic income today.
Dr. Elise Klein wants to point out the conversations we’re having around Universal Basic Income (UBI) aren’t new. Great leaders and thinkers Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Tony Atkinson have already had many of the arguments surrounding UBI, today. Its history bears repeating.
It's not just the dope suits. A review says leadership plays a huge role at both the agency level and executive branch.
It's time we talked about working less. While some argue that we shorten the working week, others favor cutting out pointless, time-filler jobs altogether.
In between time checks on the Doomsday Clock, Stephen Hawking is here to remind us we are living in dangerous times.
How should we view the amendment to Rule 41? Edward Snowden would have you believe it returns us to a time when a tyrant ruled over America.
In spite of rumors, billionaire Corona beer founder Antonino Fernández's estate will not be distributed among the residents of his home town.
Are we living in a simulation? Theoretical physicist Brian Greene and Neil deGrasse Tyson walk us through the ideas, which might support this fantastic and unnerving concept.
SuitX has announced the next generation of workplace human augmentation: a bionic suit that could help enhance productivity within the labor industry and reduce costs.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told an audience we should not be "putting too much faith or fear elected officials." This includes Donald Trump.
Canada puts its money where its mouth is and prepares for a 'no strings attached' basic income trial that it hopes will break the cycle of poverty.
A recent study has found "significant evidence of racial discrimination" in ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft. If you’re black, you may be more likely to find your ride canceled or be subjected to longer wait times.
Election day is near and photos of people casting their ballots have already started to flow onto social media. But, depending on what state you live in, that voting selfie might be illegal
The future success or failure of the economy is up to the young, and many countries could do better to equip them.
A UK-Chinese team of scientists have delivered a prototype for a better battery, which could extend the time between smartphone charges – and it's all inspired by our guts.
We might feel fuller, but eating foods marketed for "fullness" won't prevent us from consuming more calories, even when we're not hungry.
Rowan Jacobsen recently wrote an obituary for one of Earth’s natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef. “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old,” he wrote in Outside. But publishing its obituary might be a bit premature.
They may look odd, but it’s all part of Google’s plan to solve a huge issue in machine learning: recognizing objects in images.
The mystery behind star KIC 8462852 (aka Tabby Star) continues. Many scientists have proposed ideas but all explanations (so far) seem as unlikely as the Dyson Sphere theory.
An America where marijuana is legal could be right around the corner. It's a cross-generational cause that is finally starting to have its day on the ballot.
The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition seems to indicate that eating regular-fat cheese has no effect on our bad cholesterol (LDL), but does have a positive effect on our good cholesterol (HDL).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes a species of bumble bee – the rusty patched bumble bee – should be under federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
A new study shows that addressing the ADHD epidemic may require a dose of physical activity, so kids can refocus and learn effectively in a classroom.
The Pokemon Go craze is finally reaching an equilibrium. The game had a stellar run while it lasted, but over the last few weeks Pokemon Go has seen a steady drop-off in daily active users (DAUs).
The saying in coding goes: if you have to do a job more than once, automate the task. Bots will one day unburden you from these tasks.
Silver medalists are likely less happy than Bronze medalists, because our minds have a tendency to dwell on “what could have been.”
You know what self-driving cars will help reduce? Phantom traffic jams. You know the ones, where traffic seems to just halt. You see no accidents, no construction, no state trooper—everything has just slowed for what seems like no reason at all.
The Perseid meteor shower is at its peak—a stellar show that occurs every August and can be seen by anyone living in the Northern Hemisphere. But what if we didn't have to wait till August or the next meteor shower--what if we could create our own?
There are some who feel that cemeteries should be treated as sacred places and should be exempt from the Pokemon experience. There are others who feel that they want to catch a Pokemon right now.
One group of scientists has brought attention to a possible side-effect of these deep-space missions to the moon: heart disease.
NASA has given its Mars rover Curiosity the ability to “decide” which rocks to zap with its laser in the recent AEGIS software update.
How do we know governments and hackers aren't surveilling our smartphones? The answer is we don’t. Edward Snowden is here to fix that.
Businesses looking to get people in the door may want to check out Pokémon Go. Seriously.
The atmosphere is on the mend, according to an article published in Science. It took almost 30 years for the ban on ozone-depleting substances to work and scientists are saying the ozone could be completely healed by the middle of the century.
Tesla announced it’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system was involved in its first deadly crash on May 7, 2016. This marks the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. However, this tragedy should not hinder progress.
Email takes up a lot of our time and often results in little real work getting done at the end of the work day. Many enterprises are finding the less it’s used, the less time gets wasted. Productivity goes up and stress goes down.
Chefs may be able to start drafting a menu for Mars-bound astronauts. A group of Dutch scientists have found radishes, peas, rye, and tomatoes may take root in Martian soil.
Google’s DeepMind and the Future of Humanity Institute are trying to find a way for human operators to stay in control if artificial intelligence starts acting out.
Google has announced final design plans for the first modular smartphone, the project Ara. However, Dave Hakkens, who nurtured this idea for a modular device, isn't happy with the final product.
Breakfast has been made out to be one of the most important meals of the day. It’s taboo to skip it, because of all the wonderful things researchers say this one meal can do to improve our lives. But is breakfast's pedestal deserved?
One study looked at how antibiotics affect the bacteria in our gut and how this, in turn, affects our brains.
An astronaut looked out the window of the Cupola—an observation nook on the International Space Station (ISS)—and saw a crack in the glass. Imagine floating in space in a pressurized spacecraft and seeing a crack in the thing keeping you safe from the empty void outside.
During a live audio conference, NASA announced the discovery of 1,284 confirmed exoplanets as part of a new method outlined in a recent study. This method may help cut down the busywork of finding habitable planets.
Five of the Solomon Islands have vanished due to rising sea levels. The effects of climate change will be keeping cartographers busy as our borders continue to shift.
There's been a lot of talk among Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump about completing the United States-Mexico border fence. But completing the wall has consequences outside of human politics.
Hundreds of years before climate change was a topic of discussion, monks and merchants kept records when lakes and rivers froze-over in the winter. These records show how the Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in altering the Earth's climate.
Climate Feedback has been busy correcting reporting on climate change inaccuracies within the mainstream media. Now the site is looking to expand its efforts as a watchdog for scientific reporting by asking for funding through IndieGoGo.
The asteroid that hit the now-Yucatan Peninsula allowed the dinosaurs a more memorable end, but they were already doomed says a study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Any forecast attempting to predict the weather beyond seven to 10 days isn't credible, say meteorologists. This hasn't stopped AccuWeather from rolling out a 90-day forecast feature.
If you're looking for the blueprint for a better tomorrow, you'll find it in Rutger Bregman's Utopia for Realists. Its premise is simple: we should adopt a universal basic income plan for all citizens, work less, and open up our borders.
Fossil fuels could be phased-out in 10 years, according to a study done by Professor Benjamin Sovacool. History shows us strong government support coupled with a shift in consumer preferences driven by incentives will help us get there faster.
What will the city of the future look like? Alphabet's Sidewalk labs plans to find out. The company will soon present plans to Alphabet CEO Larry Page for building a techno-utopia from the ground up.
You may not have heard, but agriculture is about to undergo a truly organic revolution. Indigo is one of many agriculture businesses that's researching how microbes can help increase crop yields even as our climate changes.
Where do our best ideas come from? As it turns out, science says there are a number of ways to help prime the brain for divergent thinking. If you've hit a creative roadblock, here are a few ways to get the ideas flowing.
How does life bounce-back after an extinction-level event? Researchers are studying how the therapsid Lystrosaurus survived through one of the "Big Five" extinction events. It may help scientists predict how Earth will bounce-back from the mass extinction we're witnessing today.
WhatsApp has joined Telegram, TextSecure, and many other secure messaging apps, enabling end-to-end encryption when sending texts and multimedia messages. An encrypted messenger has become the one of the most popular ways to communicate.
The skull of a “Siberian unicorn” (Elasmotherium sibiricum) was found in the Pavlodar Priirtysh Region of Kazakhstan. A study from the American Journal of Applied Science believes this could proved evidence to show the creature roamed the Earth longer than previously thought.
Climate scientists warn the effects of global warming will cause storms to become more violent and sea levels to rise, and researchers predicts this will happen in the next 50 years.
Alphabet and Facebook are working get two-thirds of the world online by beaming internet down from unmanned crafts flying in the stratosphere. But before Alphabet and Facebook can execute its programs, these companies may have to get over some regulatory hurdles.
It's important to know where your food comes from. Ikea has made an easy way to grow your own salad through the power of hydroponics. No dirt or backyard required.
Writers beware, an AI-written novel just made it past the first round of screening for a national literary prize in Japan. The novel this program co-authored is titled, The Day A Computer Writes A Novel.
Sitting for eight hours a day is bad for our health, this we know. But there's not enough evidence to prove standing is any better for our wellbeing, according to one meta-analysis.
Bios Urn gives people the choice to leave a sustainable and meaningful impact on our world when we pass—a tree instead of a tombstone. However, not everyone has a backyard available, which is why the company developed Bios Incube.
Rosalind Franklin is most known for her role in first capturing the blueprint for life. Her efforts provided the evidence to deduce the double helix structure of DNA.
Natalie has been writing professionally for about 6 years. After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in Feature Writing, she snagged a job at PCMag.com where she had the opportunity to review all the latest consumer gadgets. Since then she has become a writer for hire, freelancing for various websites. In her spare time, you may find her riding her motorcycle, reading YA novels, hiking, or playing video games. Follow her on Twitter: @nat_schumaker