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Science

Watch stick figures explain what “probably causes cancer” even means

The active ingredient in Roundup does, but so do French fries, pickled vegetables, and aloe vera. This video from Risk Bites explains how we identify cancer risks.

Climate & Energy

A way to get power to the world’s poor without making climate change worse

A new paper argues that it's now possible to bring power to those who lack it in a way that reduces climate pollution.

Science

Climate change is spreading diseases you haven’t even heard of yet

Ebola and West Nile are just the beginning -- climate change will bring brand new diseases to every species.

Food

Watch Florida foodies catch venomous fish and make goat cheese

Meet divers with a mission, get great gardening tips, and salivate over a recipe for invasive lionfish.

Climate & Energy

“Climate change” vs. “global warming”? It really doesn’t matter

Quit with the linguistic navel-gazing. What actually counts is power. (As explained in a dozen tweets.)

Living

What’s scarier, suburban sprawl or a shape-shifting sexually transmitted demon?

If you're as terrified of inefficient suburban development as you are of supernaturally persistent sexual ghosts, you will find "It Follows" very disturbing indeed.

Cities

Mega-office parks without mega-traffic jams? Dream on, Silicon Valley

The tech giants have ambitious plans for massive new complexes, but they haven't yet figured out smart ways of moving their workforces in and out.

Climate & Energy

The coal industry is so totally screwed

Here's the latest evidence.

Science

These scientists studied journalists covering science. Whoa, meta.

Media coverage of the last IPCC report was pretty inconsistent. (And what's even happening with Twitter?)