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Business & Technology

What’s the best solar charger for my cellphone?

A reader needs a better solar charger, and he's buying on a budget. Umbra plugs him in.

buttload of butternuts

The best recipes for your endless supply of butternut squash

Butternut squash doesn't have to be dressed with warm spices and sage -- here's how to stay excited about our favorite winter squash, starting with a bright salad from Yotam Ottolenghi.

Age of Us

The Anthropocene is here, whether geologists make it official or not

Humans rule the world, for worse or for worse.

Food

So long, Soylent. World remembers that eating rules

Its popularity may be waning as folks try to offload the stuff on Craigslist. No powdery tears were cried for the bland meal replacement.

Immaculate Contraception

Our favorite Pope still needs to address one major issue

When it comes to women, and the control that they can have over their own bodies, the Church still has a long way to go.

Ceci n'est pas une pomme

Republican scandal-mongering is now a perpetual motion machine

The congressional investigation into EPA-NRDC "collusion" is a sad sign that the Republican scandal machine no longer needs any fuel to keep running.

Climate & Energy

How to get Republicans to stop using the “I’m not a scientist” dodge

If journalists don't want a stupid answer about climate change, they should ask a better question.

Climate & Energy

This graphic novelist tells the true story of climate change

French author Philippe Squarzoni takes you on his quest to understand global warming.

Cities

Meet the man who re-energized NYC parks — and wants to do the same for yours

Adrian Benepe was responsible for adding more than 700 acres to the Big Apple's park system. Now he's taking the cause national.

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