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Babe Alert!

Meet the distractingly sexy women of science who just won the internet

Some are shoulder-deep in cow rectums, and we're crushin' on 'em!

Business & Technology

This power plant slurps up water for Arizona — and burns 15 tons of coal a minute

Navajo Generating Station consumes 22,000 tons of coal and emits 44,000 tons of carbon each day, in large part to deliver Arizona’s water.

Algae Whiz

Amazing photosynthetic furniture could grow eco-friendly meals

The desk lunch will never be the same.

Climate & Energy

He may be pope, but that doesn’t mean he can stop climate change

Church teachings don't hold much sway in partisan politics where people's minds are already made up. Why do we think the pope's climate stand will be any different?

Fat Chances

The U.S. is cutting out trans fats from processed foods by 2018

The FDA will ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the largest source of trans fats in processed foods, by 2018. This is a big deal.

A song of ... just ice, actually

This drone footage of an iceberg collapsing is sad, cool

A Canadian teen captures explosive aerial footage of an iceberg collapsing, sets it to dramatic music.


Meet moringa, the (latest) world’s most amazing superfood

This leaf is packed with nutrients, grows in dry tropic climates where people are malnourished, and appeals to affluent health buffs, too.


What climate deniers get wrong on “politically motivated” science

Despite a bipartisan history, climate science continues to be scurrilously attacked by Republicans.

Fruit and the city

Can I eat urban-grown produce without getting poisoned?

A reader wants to know whether fruit grown in public parks and city land ends up contaminated with all the crud in urban soil. Umbra's got the answer.