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The very first thing the new Republican Senate will do is try to push through Keystone

Mitch McConnell, incoming Senate majority leader, just can’t wait to get his colleagues to vote “yes” on the controversial tar-sands pipeline.

Salmon Chanted Evening

Obama’s latest green move: Banning drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Do you like eating wild fish? Then you should approve, because 40 percent of the U.S. wild catch comes from this beautiful bay.

WHAT'S THAT SMELL?

When the Cards Against Humanity folks say they’re going to sell you bullshit, they mean it

The makers of the wily card game called bullshit on Black Friday -- literally. Now, the poop is in the mail.

Politics

Psst, Congress, you have a little food stuck in your Cromnibus

From school lunches to GMOs to cow farts, the effort to fund the federal government came with more than its share of food-related compromises and regulatory trimming.

Climate & Energy

Most Americans are clueless about how climate change will affect their health

Allergies? Yes. Asthma? Yes. Ebola? No, no, no.

london bridges

London’s garden bridge might be even better than NYC’s High Line

The recently approved plans for the bridge have it all, including a community garden and Titanic-inspired outlooks over the water.

Cities

Seattle’s unbelievable transportation megaproject fustercluck

Seattle is involved in a slow-motion catastrophe, as construction of a new car-centric tunnel grinds to a halt and cost overruns loom.

five golden strings

How to keep your true love’s headphones from ever getting tangled again

On the fifth day of DIY Christmas, I never had to untangle my headphones again.

Business & Technology

Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more

RIP Theo Colborn, a scientist who alerted us to the issue of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

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