A look at the news of the day.
Mark Ruffalo went on The Colbert Report to talk about fracking, and Stephen yelled at him — even though he acknowledged later that it’s probably a bad idea to yell at the Hulk.
Jose Canseco knows as much about global warming as I know about Jose Canseco, which is to say, not much. I’m told he’s “the total train wreck of baseball” and I’m willing to believe it, now that I’ve seen him take his Twitter followers to school on climate change. Are you ready for this? You’re not. You can’t be. But at least he gave you fair warning.
One of the best things we can do for the planet is stop putting new humans on it, which means promoting safe and effective birth control for people who want to keep their offspring levels between zero and “get that, would you, Deirdre.” But hormonal birth control comes with side effects like weight gain, mood swings, blood clots, and Rush Limbaugh. Luckily, there’s a birth control option that’s safe, quick, easy, reversible, and 100 percent effective for 10 years. But back off, ladies: For once in our lives, this birth control’s just for dudes.
Climate activist Tim DeChristopher, who has been in solitary confinement since March 9 for confusing reasons, was released back into regular old prison Wednesday night.
Wilderness therapy involves taking kids out into nature. Which, some studies suggest, is not only beneficial for children with difficulties like ADHD, but might actually be necessary for most of us to remain productive and functional human beings.
This new line will speed up the connection between Europe and Asia by 30 percent, and will reduce the cable distance between those two cities from 15,000 miles to 10,000.
Here's a house that's like a wall with some empty spaces in which you can eat, cook, and sleep.
In Europe, forest scientists are setting up a kind of Hunger Games for trees. The goal, the BBC reports, is to find out which trees will survive in the harsh world to come:
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