Dating While Trans in China

New York-based NGO Asia Catalyst estimates that there are more than 4 million transgender individuals in China. Yet many Chinese people only know one: celebrated dancer and talk show host Jin Xing. Jin is heterosexual — married to a man, with three adopted children — so many assume that this identity applies to all transgender people.

How Lightbulbs Watch You Buy Groceries

In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but they’re actually flickering faster than the human eye can see. The unique patterns each individual section of lighting emits are a 21st-century twist on Morse code, meant not for people, but for the cameras on their phones.