Collaborating Authors

See the Extreme Cost of Extreme Weather

National Geographic

A chart of the most costly U.S. weather disasters shows billion-plus-dollar events have been increasing in recent The main reason: More people are living on higher value properties in vulnerable places, such as coasts. But as the atmosphere warms, scientists expect destructive weather itself to become more common. Estimates from NOAA are not yet available. All figures are in 2017 dollars. An earlier version of this graphic was published in the September 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine.

AI-powered Gen-centric Banking


With increasing diversity in the banking customers' age groups, needs, values, priorities and perspectives, banks interact with several'generations' of customers. Multigeneration banking evolved from the need for providing personalized and unique experiences to a variety of customer segments.

Morphe cuts ties with Jeffree Star after backlash


Morphe announced that it's cutting ties with Jeffree Star after weeks of backlash following an explosive video by makeup vlogger Tati Westbrook. "Today we've made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products," the cosmetics brand tweeted on Friday. "We expect this to conclude within the coming weeks. As we look to the future, we will continue to share updates on what lies ahead for the Morphe brand." Despite claims by Westbrook, Star is neither an owner nor investor in Morphe.

Teens are making historical events go viral on TikTok – what does a history teacher think?

The Guardian

There is a long-held stereotype that teenagers spend a lot of time online, uninterested in real life events. People who say that clearly haven't seen them on TikTok, where they are engaging in the unexpected: teaching history lessons. Nadia Jaferey, a former staffer for Kirsten Gillibrand, drew attention to the phenomenon in October, when she tweeted out a thread of her favorite TikTok history re-enactments. She linked to several videos where teenagers played out key points in history, with special effects and audio to boot. I asked a history expert to watch the videos and comment: my old history teacher, Izzy Jones, who is now vice-principal at my old high school in London.

January was the third warmest on record ever

Daily Mail - Science & tech

This past January was the third warmest on record, a new analysis of global temperatures has revealed. The data show January was .92 Two of the three top January temperatures have occurred in the past two years, and the most recent anomaly comes right on the heels of the hottest year in 137 years of record keeping. This past January was the third warmest on record, a new analysis of global temperatures has revealed. The data show January was .92