Social Justice

Social Justice
Black Lives Matter

7 video games by Black developers you can support right now

new utopia

The tech elite have 1 crucial difference in their belief system — study

Gaming

Can Twitch’s new anti-harassment policies save the platform from itself?

intersection

7 overlooked ways Martin Luther King Jr. influenced environmental justice

Dr. King's legacy made the environment a social justice issue.

Future 50

Birder Corina Newsome: I want to see a scientist who looks like me.

“The most important thing is getting young people of color to actually see me doing it.”

Entertainment

Why Gina Carano's next Mandalorian appearance may be her last

Real-world controversy may affect her galactic saga.

The Superhero Issue

Super Change: What if our favorite stories were actually inclusive?

Inverse asked 17 creators of color to make one change in the history of genre pop culture. Here's what they said.

The Abstract Podcast

Hate, justice, and The Umbrella Academy: The science of social consciousness

In this episode, we discuss how the science behind hate crimes could help us stop them from happening in the first place.

NIMBLE by INVERSE

Why a clinical approach is crucial to fix workplace discrimination

“It is important for companies to acknowledge that they fell short and clearly identify the means they will take to ensure that the mistakes are not repeated.”

Science

Better urban biodiversity can't happen without fighting racism, researchers say

Chances are environmental racism is happening in your city.

Science

You can see American air pollution inequality from space

Satellite images reveal distinct boundaries in nitrous oxide pollution.

Culture

"Was it a hate crime?" A new study finds that a crucial factor divides people

Scientists found that a person perceives a hate crime differently if they are shown to hold racist views about the victims.

Race
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The most underrated action series of the century is finally streaming on HBO Max

Created by Bruce Lee, this martial arts period thriller is now available in full on HBO Max.

The Inverse Interview

Warrior's most epic episode takes on America's racist history

“We didn’t want it to be fun. We wanted to feel the pain of this.”

The Superhero Issue

Super Change: What if our favorite stories were actually inclusive?

Inverse asked 17 creators of color to make one change in the history of genre pop culture. Here's what they said.

Entertainment

How H.P. Lovecraft's racist poem sets the tone for HBO's Lovecraft Country

The new HBO series pulls no punches on the prejudices of H.P. Lovecraft. It's even worse than you could imagine.

check your bias

Banned: why facial surveillance is just the tip of the iceberg

Facial recognition is on the outs, but similarly biased tech remains.

Gaming

Asian-American actors reveal why video games can create change faster than movies or TV

Grim Research

Study identifies the top 10 life experiences that increase death risk

It also tells a sad truth about who is most likely to live through one of those experiences.

The Abstract Podcast

Protesting during Covid-19: The unexpected health side effects

In this episode, we dig into America's long-existing public health emergency and why racism remains at its core.

The Abstract Podcast

The Abstract: Black Birders Week and 5 protest tips

In this episode, we look to the positive and the proactive for people living in this historic moment.

Culture

Via Elon Musk, Tesla leads car companies in speaking up on racial injustice

(Sort of.)

Unequal

Doctors clarify why racism against Black Americans is a public health crisis

equity and justice

PlayStation matches donations made by developers to support Black Lives Matter

Sony Interactive Entertainment is contributing to progressive movements in America by matching donations from employees.

The Media
Let it out!

"This Website Will Self-Destruct" is the website we need in the chaos year, 2020

Life is hard. This website listens.

Truth and lies

Scientists extract an alarming stat about the amount of news Americans consume

just the 5, thanks

The 5 best science podcasts, 2020 edition

The best science podcasts and podcast episodes from the science writers and editors at Inverse.

Stop the spiral

How to keep up with coronavirus news without losing your mind

Avoid COVID-19 news overload with three expert-backed strategies.

Retrain your brain

Anxiety from the news: A psychologist explains how to cope with it in 2020

Coping with stress caused by the news cycle is manageable if we know how to address it.

Hello there

Welcome to Inverse 2.0

You love to see it

Innovation

Study reveals how Americans feel about working with A.I.

Only 1 in 5 Americans are excited about working with AI.

Innovation

The solution to stopping deepfakes might be staring us in the face

A misinformation expert tells Inverse that deepfakes have a people problem.

Culture

Why millennials everywhere are killing climate change denial

Why the climate change deniers are losing the debate.

Culture

Study on Trump's Twitter habits reveals he has 4 tweet styles

Researchers break down how Trump tweets.

Innovation

Electrek Editor Fred Lambert Is a Driving Force in Electric Transportation

Lambert obsessed over electric cars so much on Reddit that he went pro.

Science

Debate Psychology: 5 Science-Backed Tips to Avoid Getting Your Brain Hacked

A guide to thinking critically while watching televised political debates.

Politics
Fascinating

You totally missed this Star Trek Easter egg during the Biden Inauguration

"Amazing Grace" has been linked to Trek since The Wrath of Khan.

new utopia

The tech elite have 1 crucial difference in their belief system — study

Inverse Daily

We still have a dream

On MLK Day, a time to reflect on where science has been and where it is heading.

intersection

7 overlooked ways Martin Luther King Jr. influenced environmental justice

Dr. King's legacy made the environment a social justice issue.

Dune is America

Dune can replace Star Wars as the biggest sci-fi movie of 2021

This era was made for Dune.

Stand back, stand by

The Punisher isn't Marvel's anymore. He belongs to the Proud Boys now.

The violent anti-hero of the Marvel Universe is being appropriated by domestic terrorists. What's Disney doing to stop it?

power play

Why a specific view of masculinity gave rise to Trump — study

Political action can be unconsciously swayed by one pivotal belief system.

Rule breaker

One psychological factor illuminates why democracies struggle with Covid-19

Feature

To end the pandemic, the Covid-19 vaccine must clear one final obstacle

forever ever

Biden's surprisingly simple plan to clean up "forever chemicals" could actually work

The federal government may be on the cusp of admitting chemicals that kill us are "hazardous."

Mind and Body

How to bounce back from election stress eating, psychology experts explain

"I think that most people probably can sort of reset from last week without doing anything drastic."

Hopeful Futures

AOC reveals the Star Trek philosophy that can help us endure the election

AOC's fondness for the sci-fi franchise is well established.