This wild-looking house is made out of dirt by a giant 3D printer

 
The debate about vaccine passports continues to rage. But in some ways, the conversation is moot: The controversial credentialing idea was doomed from the start.

Now the idea has been further undercut by the U.S. government, which recently decided not to support a vaccine credentialing system at all, leaving decisions about vaccine passports to the states and the private sector. Read more about why vaccine passports never stood a chance in the U.S. here.

Katharine Schwab
 
coronavirus
We’re not getting a national vaccine passport. Here’s why it never stood a chance

With some states banning vaccine passports and no federal buy-in, why should there be vaccine passports at all?

 
tech
How the tech industry is sewing confusion about privacy laws

An architect of California’s tough new privacy laws says we shouldn’t bet on anything similar happening on a national level in the near future.

 
coronavirus
GE is developing a COVID-19 detector that can fit inside an iPhone

This is incredible.

 
 
 
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impact
This wild-looking house is made out of dirt by a giant 3D printer

These 645-square-foot domed buildings were printed in Italy over the course of 200 hours.

 
news
Amazon Prime’s ‘Them’ is the latest in a horror renaissance reflecting the Black experience in America

The subgenre is flourishing at the moment, thanks to Jordan Peele’s movies, ‘Lovecraft Country,’ ‘Bad Hair,’ and more.

 
impact
Of course, there are now carbon offsets for NFTs

The Weeknd’s recent NFT drop probably emitted the same amount of carbon as 86 transatlantic flights. But a new service says it can mitigate the effects of your next nonfungible purchase.

 
co.design
These artists formed a collective to reimagine Black architecture

“At a certain point we have to start articulating our own future. And if the rest of the profession wants to come along, that’s on them.”

 
work life
4 signs it is time to move on from your current job

If you’re starting to think you’re ready for a new job or role, here’s what to consider.

 
recommender
Chef Nancy Silverton has a new collaboration with cookware company Made In—and the results are gorgeous

The direct-to-consumer cookware company’s fans include Eric Ripert, Stephanie Izard, and Tom Colicchio.

 
 
recommender
These Asian food startups are reclaiming and rebranding authentic cuisine—with delicious results

How Omsom, Fly by Jing, and others are bringing easy, authentic Asian cuisine to kitchens around the country.

 
NEWS
Netflix snags Marvel titles in a blow to Disney: What you need to know​​​​​​
Sony on Thursday announced a deal with Netflix that will give the streamer access to Sony feature films starting in 2022. 
These titles include the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, and other Marvel titles not owned by Disney.
The five-year deal is reportedly worth several hundreds of millions of dollars and underscores Netflix’s hunger for the kinds of franchise content that it’s been losing as other studios have launched their own streaming services. 
Of course, Disney still owns the most plum Marvel titles, including Captain AmericaIron ManBlack Panther, which is a key drawing card for Disney Plus.
 
 
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