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Living

Hoffice sounds like a cult — and I want to join it

In the morning, a laptop brigade streams into your home, and then things start to take a turn for the bizarre.

Living

We are very confused about Jared Leto’s (very sick) SUV

Leto's Ford Bronco gets approximately 12 miles to the gallon, about the same as a Hummer H2.

Climate & Energy

Bill Nye’s ballsy Super Bowl video tackles Deflategate, climate change

Bill Nye is weighing in on Deflategate again, but this time he has a few props and a message to share about something far more important.

Business & Technology

Air pollution actually messes with your genes

Sometimes you just have to put people in a smog chamber and dose them with diesel. For science.

Living

Is video streaming greener than DVDs?

A reader frets that her home entertainment habits may be rubbing the climate the wrong way. Umbra scratches below the surface.

Business & Technology

Now is the time to invest in solar, because people are stupid

Many investors seem to think that because oil prices are low, solar is in trouble. They're deeply confused about energy markets.

Making dough

Felons, addicts, immigrants: This bakery will hire anyone

A socially conscious Yonkers bakery founded by a Buddhist teacher pioneers a novel "see no evil" approach to human resources -- and it works.

Living

Why a military general declared war on polluters

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré is leading a charge against Louisiana's biggest polluters. Is a gubernatorial run next?

Food

This beer is literally made from piss

Pouring purified pee down your throat might seem, well, disgusting, but bear with us for a moment.