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Cricket game

In which I feed my children “land shrimp”

Crickets make a great sustainable protein source. But there are still some problems with the yum factor -- we lack a culinary tradition for bugs.

Food

Go diving for sea urchins with a hilarious 73-year-old

This video explores San Diego's awesome food scene.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is messing with gravity again

Antarctic ice is still melting at a gravity-shifting rate. Climate change is really heavy stuff.

Cities

Diverse cities don’t always have diverse neighborhoods

Some of the most racially "diverse" cities in the country are also the most segregated.

Politics

It’s official: California farmers volunteer to give up water

The state has already asked most farmers and residents to cut water use. Now it's turning to the people whose water rights are first in legal line.

Living

Sea lion, fed up with climate change, hits the bar

All jokes about sea lions and Hair of the Dogs aside, starving sea lions landing in Newport bars is really upsetting.

Eggspense Account

Prepare to pay more for eggs

With domestic output in jeopardy, egg producers are contemplating both foreign supplies and plant-based alternatives.

A Lakely Story

Nashville is pretty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ about its giant accidental lake

Even Google Maps recognizes the country music capital's unnatural body of water.

Food

This palm oil company just bulldozed a rainforest

Pressuring a little-known ag corporation is hard, so activists are going after a posh hotel chain that's owned by the same conglomerate.