Living

Cities

Pollution could land your kid at the back of the class — and in prison

Recent studies show that air pollution decreases test scores and contributes to ADHD, both of which can cause big trouble later in life.

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.

Cities

What’s more likely to kill you: A car crash or vehicle emissions?

The answer actually surprised us.

Living

Are compostable diapers the most eco-friendly?

A reader wonders how best to swaddle the little poo machine. Umbra says it's a wrap.

Balls In Your Court

I watched a bunch of scrotums get snipped and it was totally fine

Before advocating for men to take some reproductive responsibility, we set out to confirm that their options don't suck.

Can of Wormholes

“Interstellar” solves climate change by incoherently jetting into space

The new Christopher Nolan film starts on a human-ravaged Earth and ends in a black hole. Where does that leave us?

Living

Move over Beyonce, there’s a new Queen Bee

America's honey royalty don bee beards and travel the U.S. to spread awareness about the little pollinators and colony collapse.

PEDAL POWER

If you build bike paths, cyclists will come

New study shows Minneapolis bicycle freeway system equals more bike commuters, less obesity.

Business & Technology

The Netherlands’ new solar bike lane totally rules

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

Got 2.7 seconds?

We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.

Sure!  
×