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Babe Alert!

An attorney general, gene-editing biochemist, and a child-free farmer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup of badass women in the news also includes the woman behind the first certified organic restaurant in the country.


Dear Vienna: Stop patronizing people who aren’t straight

Putting stick-figure same-sex couples on traffic lights is an attention-getting gesture. But actually naming things for activists is more meaningful.


This weird plant might be the future of Alaskan agriculture

Rhodiola rosae is a frost-tolerant succulent that just might be the biggest commercial crop the Last Frontier has ever seen.

Climate & Energy

Why it’s a bad idea to tax people for every mile they drive

Oregon will soon test a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax as a possible replacement for a gas tax. If you care about climate change, it’s the wrong way to go.


Drought ended the Maya empire. Is California next?

If you thought America's drought problems are bad now, wait 'til you see what it can do to an entire civilization.


Hey, doctors: Women aren’t imagining their health problems

Going to the doctor is bad enough without being told that your very physical symptoms are the product of your silly, flighty ladybrain.

supermodel problems

Predicting the climate is hard. So one scientist wants to cut corners

Climate models take an enormous amount of time and energy to run, and they still aren't perfect. Here comes "inexact" modeling.


Removing antibiotics from food makes a difference, removing GMOs doesn’t

Food chains are falling over themselves trying to please the public by simplifying their products. Sometimes that's great. Sometimes it's meaningless.

harsh toke

Sorry to harsh your mellow, but that pot isn’t pesticide-free

Turns out marijuana and pesticide regulations are harder to figure out than a stoned 7/11 purchase.