Business & Technology

Business & Technology

The secret history of the taxi wars

The regulation fights didn't start with Uber. Meet the movers and shakers of the last 100-plus years.

Climate & Energy

Oklahoma scientists pressured to downplay link between earthquakes and fracking

Oil company execs and university bigwigs leaned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey so it wouldn’t blame quakes on fracking techniques.

Food

McDonald’s stops buying chicken with antibiotics. Here’s why that matters

The fast food giant is throwing its considerable weight into the battle against antibiotic resistance.

Living

Can Etsy blow up and keep its soul?

As Etsy gets bigger and bigger, the sellers who built it are starting to feel squeezed out.

Business & Technology

Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs

Riders love the convenience and availability of the swaggering, app-wielding, taxi-displacing car services. But they could turn us all into temps.

Something's fishy here...

Whole Foods is selling you fish farmed by prisoners

According to a recent investigation by Pacific Standard, your tilapia may have come from a federal prison in Cañon City, Colo.

Politics

What we can learn from Dr. Evil’s attack on Obama’s carbon rules

PR maestro Richard Berman serves the interests of the wealthy, but he’s just one cog in a machine. The attack on Obama's power-plant rules illustrates how.

Cities

These bizarre, beautiful cities of the future are also super green

Our view of the future is getting more sustainable, according to these images compiled by the U.K.’s Government Office of Science.

Climate & Energy

Thoughts on art and climate change from a Grammy-winning composer

John Luther Adams discusses the relationship between art and politics and nature, as only a flowery poet of the soul can.

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