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Dudes Ex Machina

“Ex Machina” takes on nature vs. nurture — with robo-babes

Ex Machina, the new film written and directed by Alex Garland, explores -- quite sordidly at times -- what "power" really means.

Climate & Energy

CEOs to world leaders: Get off your asses and fix climate change

Executives from 43 major companies want real progress to come out of the U.N. climate talks in Paris this December.

Climate & Energy

This gorgeous video will remind you what an ugly mess the BP oil spill made

It's been five years since the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and scientists are still looking for all that damn oil.


Finally, coffee pods that aren’t the absolute worst

A Portland-based coffee company has developed a compostable pod that's compatible with Keurig 2.0 machines.


Loving earth is complicated, says this African-American pastor

The relationship between black lives, black hair, and nature is pretty kinky, and that's OK.


What’s the greenest way to read a book?

Paperbacks? E-readers? None of the above? Umbra knows volumes.


2 farmers’ stories: The fall and rise of the mid-size farm

A Grist podcast explores the issue of farm loss from the farmer's perspective.

Climate & Energy

4 surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

Future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began.

Climate & Energy

Come on, people. We’re going to need a lot better than this if we want a strong Paris climate treaty

China and India haven’t made any promises. Japan is poised to offer a weak plan. So far only the European Union is doing what it needs to be.