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buttload of butternuts

The best recipes for your endless supply of butternut squash

Butternut squash doesn't have to be dressed with warm spices and sage -- here's how to stay excited about our favorite winter squash, starting with a bright salad from Yotam Ottolenghi.

Age of Us

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Humans rule the world, for worse or for worse.

Food

So long, Soylent. World remembers that eating rules

Its popularity may be waning as folks try to offload the stuff on Craigslist. No powdery tears were cried for the bland meal replacement.

Business & Technology

Now your smartphone can be fair trade, too

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Ceci n'est pas une pomme

Republican scandal-mongering is now a perpetual motion machine

The congressional investigation into EPA-NRDC "collusion" is a sad sign that the Republican scandal machine no longer needs any fuel to keep running.

Climate & Energy

This graphic novelist tells the true story of climate change

French author Philippe Squarzoni takes you on his quest to understand global warming.

Climate & Energy

Sorry, California — winter isn’t going to fix your drought

California's drought is not expected to improve over the winter, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A RAILROAD GROWS IN QUEENS

An old railroad in Queens could become the coolest park in NYC

The only thing holding up the project: that little matter of the price tag.

IAM what IAM

We don’t, and can’t, know how much it will cost to tackle climate change

Report after report claims to tell us how much climate action will cost this century. But no matter how much faux specificity our climate economic models produce, the fact is that we cannot know.

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