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Politics

5 reasons the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling matters for the environment

Maybe government can actually act, sometimes. And maybe common sense could become a driving force in our national decision-making.

Food

Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects

There are so many possible explanations for why honeybee populations have been in decline. Here they all are, carefully evaluated.

Living

Floss is good for your teeth — but is it bad for the environment?

A reader asks for alternatives to plasticky, over-packaged dental floss. Umbra sinks her teeth into some answers.

Food

Food cops bust Whole Foods for shady prices

A sting operation checking out if Whole Foods prices are really supposed to be that high found that “every label was inaccurate."

Food

The NSA has a farmers market. What they don’t tell you is [REDACTED]

Farmers have to go through two security clearances and have their wares sniffed by a K-9 unit before setting up shop.

Climate & Energy

What will happen to a sinking California? Just ask San Luis Obispo

An overdependence on groundwater is costing millions of dollars in damage in the idyllic coastal town.

Living

The battle over abortion just got a whole lot weirder

Hail Satan and our robot overlords, I guess?

Climate & Energy

This chart will silence your friends who make excuses for climate change

You know all those other explanations for climate change? A brilliant infographic shows how lame they actually are.

Business & Technology

This bike does everything for your lazy ass

This smartbike is set to synch up with your smartphone or smartwatch, making it very appealing to your lazybrain and lazybody.