Social Justice

At Inverse, the work we do in science, innovation, and entertainment will always interact with politics, because politics is life.

Those core coverage areas for us touch with politics often. In fact, it’s inevitable — politics is as much a part of life as science, innovation, or entertainment.

To that end, here are some stories of which we are particularly proud:

All stories

Fauci Dispatch
4 Dr. Anthony Fauci quotes that perfectly sum up this week
Emma Betuel
Fauci on the sad state of the US coronavirus outbreak, kids and Covid-19, masking etiquette and more.
Science
You can see American air pollution inequality from space
Nina Pullano
Satellite images reveal distinct boundaries in nitrous oxide pollution.
Fauci Dispatch
4 vital Fauci quotes that explain this week's biggest coronavirus stories
Emma Betuel
School reopening, baseball's bad start, an anti-science trend. Here's Dr. Anthony Fauci on the biggest coronavirus stories this week.
Culture
"Was it a hate crime?" A new study finds that a crucial factor divides people
David Grossman
Scientists found that a person perceives a hate crime differently if they are shown to hold racist views about the victims.
Culture
I’ve been talking to conspiracy theorists for 20 years. Here are my six rules of engagement.
Jovan Byford
Coronavirus conspiracy theories fuel anti-vaccination protests.
Innovation
A new tool is emerging in divorce settlements: A.I.
Tania Sourdin and Bin Li
An online app called Amica is now using artificial intelligence to help separating couples make parenting arrangements and divide their assets.
flame war
Machine learning can predict misinformation before it happens
Sarah Wells
Can you tell a bot from a human?
Fauci Dispatch
5 vital Dr. Fauci quotes the White House doesn't want you to read
Emma Betuel
Anthony Fauci is absent from White House Covid-19 press briefings.Here's his take on reopening, vaccines, surging coronavirus cases and accusations of alarmism.
Science
7 years strong, Latino Conservation Week spotlights overlooked nature stewards
Nina Pullano
The 7th annual Latino Conservation Week was forced to move many events online or to remote locations. But LCW is still growing, organizers say.
Mind and Body
Bisexual attraction study upends decades of flawed research
Emma Betuel
"I don't think you have to wait for a scientist to validate you and tell you that your identity or your lived experience is real."
Mind and Body
Study on over 17,000 Black women shows how racism changes the brain
Ali Pattillo
New research on 17,000 Black women links high levels of daily and institutional racism with poorer cognitive function.
Innovation
Twitter hack 2020: Who got hacked, why it happened today, why they chose bitcoin
David Grossman
A common Bitcoin scam has hit the big time. And it appears to be working.
Culture
July 15 Twitter hack: A list of every hacked verified account
Eric Francisco
From Elon Musk to Kanye West, here's everyone who was hacked in the mysterious bitcoin hack of July 15, 2020.
X-Men Week
'X-Men's worst villain was a hero to Bush-era Republicans
Jake Kleinman
The 'X-Men' star tells Inverse how his despicable role helped him get into the offices of some of the most powerful politicians of the early 2000s.
legitimate
Hyperloop: Did Congress just take it mainstream?
Sarah Wells
This ultrafast transportation system might finally become a reality.
check your bias
Banned: why facial surveillance is just the tip of the iceberg
Sarah Wells
Facial recognition is on the outs, but similarly biased tech remains.
Culture
The U.S. Senate is trying to steal your privacy while no one's looking.
David Grossman
(Yes, that is what's happening.)
Culture
Prisoners in US suffering dementia may hit 200,000 within the next decade
Rachel Lopez
Prison officials are bracing for a silver tsunami that will flood correctional facilities with elderly and often vulnerable prisoners.
Awkward Phase
Madame Gandhi talks "Waiting for Me," optimism in dark times, and babies
Jen Glennon
Gandhi's new video takes an unflinching look at institutionalized bias and power, yet remains resolutely optimistic.
Gaming
Asian American voice actors speak out on the struggle to make it in video games
Eric Francisco
Why representation in gaming is more important than you think, according to the voices of 'Overwatch' and 'Mortal Kombat.'