New Technology for Every Phase of Life

The first hours of CES 2020 were proof of technology's ambitions as caregiver

In the first hours of CES 2020, at CES Unveiled: Las Vegas, some products— either conceptual or available for purchase now—seem poised to adopt the role of caregiver, or (more ominously) monitor of our lives. Others are wired to assist in the conception of human life. While a few are dedicated to life for infants and their guardians. We’re seeing that technology isn’t reserved for …

Elizabeth Hargrave’s Surprisingly Successful Board Game

In the board-game world, where characters are often zombies and military figures, Elizabeth Hargrave’s Wingspan takes a different route. With scientifically accurate descriptions and depictions of birds, it’s a card-based game in which each player’s goal is to attract birds to their network of wildlife preserves. Players assign birds, outfitted with special powers and specific capabilities, to habitats and tally points based on whether or …

Photographer Adrian Steirn’s “Pangolin Men” Series

Striking and tender portraits aimed at spreading awareness

For Australia-born, South Africa-based Adrian Steirn, capturing the beauty of Africa is intrinsically linked to efforts at protecting the world’s only scaly mammal, the pangolin—of which two species live on the continent. The animal also happens to be among the world’s most trafficked. According to recent statistics, more than one million pangolins have been hunted and killed in the last decade. The illegal trade of animals …