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What’s with those melting ice shelves in Antarctica? We explain

First the Larsen A ice shelf crumbled, then the Larsen B. Now scientists are keeping close tabs on Larsen C, which is the size of Scotland.


These 3D maps of coral reefs are totally rad

3D usually sounds like a gimmick, but these 3D maps of coral reefs will actually help track their health.

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Scientists will never build a perfect climate model, but that’s OK

These NASA scientists live above Seinfeld's diner and predict the future.


Everyone is beating Whole Foods at its own game

Competing organic lines from other national retailers have caused the powerhouse's profits to plummet.


Is America ready for a vegetarian president?

GOP candidate Ben Carson may be a Tea Party favorite, but his red-state leanings don't extend to red meat.


House Republicans do their part to commemorate National Women’s Health Week


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If you care about women or the environment, you’ll hate what might have happened in Iowa

An oil company allegedly offered an Iowa landowner the services of a teenage prostitute in exchange for allowing a pipeline in his yard.

On the Farm

Exclusive: The Crow Quill Night Owls play the best break-up song

Watch The Crow Quill Night Owls play their jaunty, ragtime country blues number, "Cryin My Blues Away," at last year's Pickathon.


Can I put chopsticks in the compost?

A reader wonders what to do with utensils that come with her take-out. Umbra says MSG, let me think about that.