Living

Sorry, Sardines

Pacific sardines are crashing — bad news for whales and my salad

Your grandpa's favorite fish (and mine) can't support a West Coast fishery — or all the charismatic megafauna -- that rely on them.

Babe Alert!

Physics geniuses, Mexican rappers, LEGO Supreme Court: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a controversial filmmaker and power-playing politicos.

Climate & Energy

Google’s plan to prioritize facts ticks off climate deniers

The search giant is considering a new system that would rank sites by trustworthiness. One prominent denier is already crying “censorship.”

Business & Technology

Uber wants to empower women using … Uber

Uber is partnering with U.N. Women to make more jobs for women drivers. Here's why we're skeptical.

Food

Where’s the beef? Everywhere.

In a new book, "Cowed," Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes look at the complex and omnipresent place of cows in our culture.

Business & Technology

I watched Tim Cook introduce Apple Watch and now I’m depressed

Says Cook: "Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created. It's not just with you, it's on you." Gross.

flowery pros

There’s a local flower movement blooming

Activist, author, and podcaster Debra Prinzing wants to make the slow flower movement a thing.

Pushing daisies

How human composting will change death in the city

The financial and environmental costs of burial and cremation are high, but there could be a better way.

Living

Which is worse, a K-Cup or a throw-away coffee cup?

A reader wants to know the lesser of two coffee evils. Umbra cups the ante.

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