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Recycled talking points

Is recycling as awful as the New York Times claims? Not remotely

Here are the five most misleading arguments in John Tierney's slam on recycling.


To save chocolate, big food companies have started collaborating

Food companies take ridiculous measures to protect their secrets, but now they’re beginning to see the benefits of cooperating and sharing information.

Business & Technology

Robots could make recycling cheaper and safer

Some jobs are so dangerous that we might be better handing them off to robots entirely.

Climate & Energy

Who are the rich Californians using millions of gallons of water a year? It’s a secret

California’s public water agencies are allowing residents to use as much water as they want to buy -- even in the middle of a drought.


Fossil fuels may be causing some serious damage on “The Leftovers” — just like in real life!

The HBO series' season two premiere featured some Texan earthquakes ... sound familiar?

This genius wants to make fuel from poop — no butts about it

Engineer to use $100,000 MacArthur award on feces-to-fuel work.


The TPP agreement: Will it save the rhinos? Or will it destroy everything we love and hold dear?

The good, the bad, the ugly, and the unknowns on the largest trade agreement in history.


Mealworms munch on Styrofoam without dying, shock scientists

They'll turn your foam coffee cup into "non-toxic poop pellets."


Retirement homes open up to college students. Everybody wins

Students live rent-free in a retirement home in the Netherlands in exchange for working with elder residents.