Genetic engineering could make DIY heroin as easy as brewing beer

Disclaimer: This is not the type of homebrew you should bring to a Memorial Day barbecue.


Can these shareholders curb deforestation?

When shareholders in agribiz giant Bunge vote on a policy to curb deforestation, they'll be voting on both sustainability and the bottom line.


How to make coconut quick bread with Key lime curd

A lime curd recipe — and a slew of other citrus-forward ideas — to bring a little bit of sunshine into your kitchen. 

Climate & Energy

How shame could help California conserve water

Naming the biggest water wasters would cut down on excess water use. Too bad Californians can't find out who they are.

Business & Technology

Your Netflix addiction is screwing the climate

While you binge-watched the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix data centers were spewing carbon.


These scientists are trying to change rice as we know it

An international team is trying to create a more efficient kind of rice. What can coffee beans and cat poop tell us about their work?


While you were worrying about trains, your car was trying to kill you

I had to get from Philadelphia to New York. Sure, Amtrak just wrecked a train. But it's not like the highway is safer.

Business & Technology

Google’s self-driving cars will hit California streets this summer

The prototypes will make their debut on public roads in just a couple short months.

These cute kittens rode in a cargo bike from Amsterdam to London

This company features a cat butthole in their logo and that's not even the weirdest thing it's done.