Business & Technology

Politics

It sure looks like the Pacific trade pact sucks. Why is Obama so hot for it?

A brief bipartisan rebellion was only a bump in the road for the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, which could undercut environmental rules.

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This grocery store wants to sell ugly veggies

In a beautiful victory in the fight against food waste, Raley's will now sell ugly vegetables.

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This electric scooter comes with swappable batteries

Eat your heart out, Elon Musk.

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Could a California labor ruling drive Uber under?

A labor commission rules that Uber drivers should be treated as employees -- and casts a big question-mark over the entire "Uber-for-this-and-that" market.

Food

Go ahead and eat your Nutella — it’s the ramen that’s bad on palm oil

It's hard to keep track of the heroes and villains in the fight to save rainforests. A ranking of companies that use palm oil offers some guidance.

let them google that for you

Look at this trippy map of all your climate-related Google searches

The visualization shows how our everyday climate questions differ around the world.

Food

Chipotle’s new tortillas could be huge news for farmers

The fast-food company is teaming up with the Bread Lab to reinvent the mass-produced tortilla.

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The great 2016 Hyperloop race is on (but only if this loopy contraption works)

Friction-free pods carrying you from SF to LA at supersonic speed? Elon Musk's wacky vision moves one step closer to reality.

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This power plant slurps up water for Arizona — and burns 15 tons of coal a minute

Navajo Generating Station consumes 22,000 tons of coal and emits 44,000 tons of carbon each day, in large part to deliver Arizona’s water.