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Climate & Energy

5 more things to celebrate besides the big new climate deal

We’ve cherry-picked a few other good news items to keep your serotonin levels elevated.

Secrets secrets are no fun

With eyes in the sky, researchers try to link fracking and illness

Scientists and ordinary citizens use satellite and aerial photography to look for clues connecting Pennsylvania fracking sites and mysterious maladies.

sip in the right direction

California’s new coffee farm isn’t your average joe

Jay Ruskey is the first farmer in the continental U.S. to grow coffee commercially. Here's what that means for the future of coffee.

Living

Mamas, please let your daughters grow up to be scientists

An embarrassingly small proportion of real-life scientists are women. This photographer wants to change that.

Politics

Stephen Colbert to the children of America: Dream of being a politician with zero grasp of science!

America's coastline, meet your reaper: James Inhofe, Oklahoma senator.

Gaelic Gale Power

Scotland may achieve energy independence before political independence

Scotland's wind turbines are producin' loads o' lecky.

Business & Technology

The Netherlands’ new solar bike lane totally rules

The solar bike lane is the greenest thing in Amsterdam since space cake.

Food

This tool-lending library brings the sharing economy out of the city and onto the farm

Instead of shelling out big bucks for specialized machinery, food producers in Maine can now join a lending library of farm tools.

Food

Is snacking on a scorpion sexy?

Enter SexyFood, a French startup that's trying to get you to eat bugs -- hopefully with more success than we've ever had.

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