Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about the Supreme Court’s latest environmental ruling

The court threw a wrench in Obama's mercury rule for power plants, but the real-world impacts should be negligible to nonexistent.

Swine fu

Scientists take a page from super cows and engineer double-bacon hogs

Twice the muscle means twice the meat in these gene-edited hogs, fresh from the lab in South Korea.

Cities

London will try to beat traffic and air pollution with this new electric bus

The Old Smoke's famous double-decker bus might be getting a whole lot greener.

literal garbage

These ocean trash shoes aren’t even ugly!

Yeah, we were surprised, too.

Business & Technology

GM wheat trial fails, but science wins anyway

British researchers tried to engineer a kind of wheat that would repel bugs without need for insecticide. They failed, but they still learned a lot.

Climate & Energy

The Supreme Court just punched a hole in Obama’s plan to clean up power plants

The court ruled 5-4 that the EPA didn't properly take costs into account when regulating emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants.

Cities

Tip for getting people to use the metro system: Block all the roads

Parisian cabbies are allegedly protesting Uber by blocking roads, but we know what they're REALLY doing.

Science

Farmed fish are breaking out of their pens at an alarming rate

Fish escaping from aquaculture pens is a really big problem, with a really great name: Fishbreaks!

Food

Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects

There are so many possible explanations for why honeybee populations have been in decline. Here they all are, carefully evaluated.