This comic shows all you need to know about butchering chickens

An illustrated story about butchering 75 chickens.

Business & Technology

This chip will stop you from crying over spoiled milk

Researchers have embedded a wireless sensor in a milk cap that warns you when bacteria are running amok in the carton.


California’s groundwater is disappearing AND widely contaminated

About 20 percent of the groundwater that Californians rely on to keep their taps flowing carries high concentrations of contaminants like arsenic, uranium, and nitrate.

Pave it forward

Is there any earth-friendly way to pave a footpath?

A reader's city is replacing its network of pedestrian walks. Concrete? Asphalt? Rubber? Umbra covers the ground.


Is there a moral case for meat?

Philosophers don't have a strong argument for eating animals. So why do we do it anyway?

Climate & Energy

Summer nights are hotter in your state

Use this new tool to find out how much your state has heated up at night.


Arizona and California are ignoring the science on water

Despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona are still miscounting their water supplies.


What’s the difference between eating pork belly and puppy belly? Not much

Hal Herzog has spent 30 years studying the unique relationships people have with animals. Here are his thoughts on our weird relationship with meat.


Want to know why U.S. tomatoes suck? Because we don’t care about flavor

The cost of being a thrifty grocery shopper: crappy tomatoes.