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10 ways to say goodbye to The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert, you will be missed. So long and thanks for all the traffic.

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Tired of the climate change guilt? Blame this lil’ guy instead

Anthropogenic guilt complex, meet your new best friend: rodentogenic climate change.

Climate & Energy

Washington governor proposes big, bold climate plan

Jay Inslee wants to create a cap-and-trade program for the state's biggest polluters and use the money raised to fund transportation, education, and more.

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Keep your true love’s lips soft this winter with DIY lip balm

On the seventh day of DIY Christmas, chapped lips were no more.

Living

Are my faux fingernails full of toxins?

A reader frets that her nail wraps might make her sick. Umbra goes in search of the manicure.

Climate & Energy

Cuomo bans fracking in NY and questions climate science all in one day

The governor said the public health risks from fracking were too big -- and then he said talking about climate science is "political."

Living

14 Instagrams to see before you die

Stuck at your desk all day? Live vicariously through these Instagram accounts. And try not to be too jealous.

Climate & Energy

Watch this guy explain the science behind climate deniers

YouTube science whiz Joe Hanson says when it comes to climate denial, our brains are our worst enemies.

Living

How to be a science girl in a Barbie world

In the age of affirmative action and more and more women in higher education, why are women going so underrepresented in scientific fields?

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