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The Tea Party can’t stand this presidential hopeful

Why Lindsey Graham has right-wing activists up in arms.


Finding good bagels outside of New York is impossible, and here’s why

A New York bagel, in all its culinary beauty, is a unique work of art. Watch this video to find out why.

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CIA to close a secretive climate change science program

Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end.


Scientists may have found a solution for space pollution

There's a bunch of junk orbiting Earth, and these scientists want to destroy it using lasers.


The Constitution doesn’t care about your uterus

We're stuck in a hellish tango around the constitutional validity of controlling our uteri.

Climate & Energy

Oil spill returns to its ancestral waters near Santa Barbara

Here's a short list of ways the spill could lead to serious legislative change.

Climate & Energy

Can cities, businesses, and other new climate actors help bridge the emissions gap?

The U.N. Climate Summit last year elicited dozens of action plans, and some of them could make a real difference, new research finds.

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Should I cut down my tree to save water in the drought?

To tree or not to tree, that is the question. Umbra says 'tis nobler to tree. The real question is, what kind?


What’s the most bike-friendly city in the U.S.? Not what you’d guess

Portland? Nope. Seattle? Not even close. Here are your answers, from the brainiacs at Walk Score.