Is Microsoft Censoring Anti-Chinese Government Content?

Tank Man, Jeff Widener, 1989. Retrieved from Time Magazine

Do you recognize this photo?

Probably. It is one of the most famous, iconic, and memorable photos ever. Time magazine rated it as one of the 100 “most influential” photos ever. In 2016, Esquire magazine ranked it as the 15th “most remarkable” photo ever taken.

The photo was taken on June 5, 1989, after the…


Palm oil and purpose-led design in the age of Coronavirus

Treana Peake in Amedichi, South Sudan. Source: Obakki (Used with permission)

Conscious consumerism is the practice of making purchasing decisions driven with the intent of generating a positive social, or environmental impact. While everyone agrees this behavior is worthwhile, it often becomes more of a slogan than a reality. …


Doing business while staying authentic to your mission

Photo Credit: GOT BAG (Used with permission)

Environmentally-friendly consumer goods is a rapidly growing trend. Some estimates project that the global market could be as large as 150 billion USD by the end of 2021. New businesses seem to be popping up every day, offering novel products with green materials. While this quickly evolving landscape is exciting…


Environmentally friendly gift ideas for anyone on your Christmas list

Photo by Mel Poole on Unsplash

Christmas is coming up fast, so it is time to start our holiday shopping! If you are like me, gifting can feel a bit strange. It’s fun to spoil our family and friends, but you feel guilty about the environmental costs, the waste, and the plastic. …


Not only are the polls wrong, the pollsters don’t know how to fix them

Photo from Clay Banks

The 2020 election had two clear losers: Donald Trump and polling.

Analysts had predicted a possible Biden landslide, but immediately after voting ended it became clear that the election was tight. Pundits and journalists scrambled to explain what was taking place, while some Democrats panicked at the possibility of a…


Election 2020 has once again proven that I am right

Photo by Jon Sailer on Unsplash

Vote counting may not be finished, but we know one thing for sure: I was right all along. It is still too soon to make broad statements or predictions, but it is clearly time for everyone to accept what I was saying before the election. That is the real take-away.


Learning to create high-quality evergreen explanatory content from “Charting a Coronavirus Infection” by Dr. Katherine Wu and Jonathan Corum

Source: New York Times and Dr. Katherine Wu’s Twitter

This article is part of the WordStack newsletter.

2020 has been terrible, but one of the few silver-linings has been a steady output of high-quality science journalism. Whether it is mask-wearing, vaccine development, public health policy, outbreaks in meatpacking plants, or therapeutics, science journalists have been reporting every angle of…


Down ballot races that are the frontier of climate legislation

Sources: Monica Tranel site, DeAndrea Salvador’s site, and Yassamin Ansari’s site.

With the U.S. election just one week away, climate activists across the world are thinking about the presidential election. Donald Trump has been a historically awful president for a multitude of reasons, but his most lasting legacy will be his inaction on climate change. …


Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bold authenticity is the future of politics

Source: Steam and Wikimedia Commons

On the evening of October 20, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez streamed the game Among Us for about 3 hours on her Twitch channel to an audience of just under half a million people. …


How to tell the difference between sustainable products and marketing gimmicks

Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Being an ecologically conscious consumer is tough. It feels like there is an endless list of brands we need to avoid, or questions we need to ask. Luckily, there are more environmentally friendly products than ever before. The market for sustainable goods is expected to be about $150 billion by…

Jesse Harris

Scientist / Writer / Environmentalist ~ I would love to work with you. Learn more about me: https://jesse-harris.ca/

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