Welcome to Stop the Steal, 2022

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz greets supporters after the primary race on May 17, 2022 in Newtown, Pa. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images The votes in Pennsylvania aren’t all counted, and already President Trump is hinting that he might cry fraud if his...

Brexit Bites Britain, and Europe, Again

Remember Brexit? Yes, that one. Readers outside the U.K.—including in Europe—might be surprised to discover it’s still an issue. Britons voted to leave the European Union in 2016. Two general elections and two prime ministers later, the departure formally occurred in...

The Electric-Vehicle Unicorn Crash – WSJ

A parade of electric-vehicle startups have gone public in recent years and commanded multibillion-dollar valuations—Rivian, Nikola, Canoo, Lordstown, Fisker, Workhorse Group, Mullen Automotive and Lucid. Most had never sold a single car at their public debut. Fueled...

This Is Where Dirty Old Cars Go to Die

With each passing year, emissions from cars keep rising. Global carbon emissions from passenger road vehicles measured 2.5 gigatonnes in 2000. By 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, that had increased to 3.6 gigatonnes. The reason? People keep...

The Almighty Squabble Over Who Gets to Name Microbes

IN DECEMBER 2009, a submarine plunged 2,000 meters into the Gulf of California and emerged clutching a whole new branch of life. The deep-sea craft hadn’t uncovered a new species of fish, or some hitherto unknown crustacean, but something much more profound. In one of...

Do People Caught on Ring Cameras Have Privacy Rights?

Big picture, there’s no legal issue with posting surveillance cam content. Experts agree that it is generally legal to post video footage captured in a public space where the subject of the video lacks a reasonable expectation of privacy. (Things get a bit trickier...

This Is How It Feels to Build a Video Game and Watch It Die

Rautalahti stressed the value of digital preservation, although he sees fans and institutions like the Internet Archive as being more probable saviors than developers. “It really would be worthwhile to have some kind of effort to preserve these things. It might not...