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Computer takeover of humanity is ahead of schedule

A venture capital firm specializing in medicine (what else?) has named a computer program to its board of directors.


The bottom line is why Big Food should take a stand on climate

Oxfam names the 10 food companies that could make a difference in helping push governments to get serious about carbon emission regulations.

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The dictionary finally admits fracking is here to stay

Dictionaries aren't exactly known for being trendy, so it's a big deal when Merriam-Webster adds fracking and freegan to the lexicon.


Here are some of the ridiculous food names babies got last year

Babies named Quinoa may be a stretch, but Kale, Chai, and other foodie names are all too real.


India’s new prime minister is big on solar power

Narendra Modi is conservative, but he's making clean electricity generation his top energy priority.

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Your buddy Nicolas Cage to star in “The Runner,” a film set after the BP oil spill

It’s unclear how large the BP oil spill will loom in the film.

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Evangelical Christians call on Florida politicians to take climate action

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio are climate deniers, and that doesn't sit well with some of the state's Evangelical leaders.

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A reader wonders how to support his favorite news site. Umbra advises the green stuff.

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