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Politics

Ron Paul and Rand Paul have crazy things to say about Ebola

And the Paulist philosophy leads to even crazier ideas about pollution, public health, and the role of government.

Climate & Energy

In Florida, it’s billionaire climate hawk vs. climate-denying governor. Who will win?

Tom Steyer is spending millions in an attempt to oust Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Is it working?

Living

Let’s make safe sex second nature

Why, in one of the wealthiest countries in the entire world, is the unintended pregnancy rate so high? Where are we screwing up?

Food

Is the new Whole Foods rating system creating an inferiority complex for zucchini?

The grocery chain's new labels are actually nuanced and make a lot of sense.

Turnip for what?!

The American diet, in 3 charts (plus Michelle Obama dancing)

In the U.S., we are eating twice as much sugar and fat, and half as many fruits and vegetables as recommended. Sounds like it's time to turnip.

Cities

Why more roads = more traffic jams

Think a new carpool lane will relieve gridlock on L.A.'s infamous 405? Think again.

Cities

Why Minneapolis’ beautiful bike freeways are totally the best

In the Twin Cities, old rail lines have become a sensible and delightful freeway system — just for cyclists.

Better Batteries

Car batteries may soon last 1,000 years thanks to pine and alfalfa

A group of Swedish researchers pulled a serious MacGyver earlier this month, combining pine resin and alfalfa seeds to create a hybrid recycled battery.

Food

Serious about saving the bees? Time to rethink agriculture

It's not as easy as banning pesticides and boosting honeybees. We need to make our farms function more like wild ecosystems.

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