A reader gets hot and bothered looking for a paraben-free lube. Ask Umbra explores the perils of parabens and the everyday products they're in!
Like my colleague Tom Philpott, I believe that cooking "from scratch" doesn't have to be either intimidating or onerous. Tom is a much better cook than I am, but I won't let that stop me from sharing some of the simple meals I make from local, seasonal ingredients.
We asked our audience for suggestions for our new T-shirt slogan. After sifting through a deluge of responses we received via email, Twitter, Facebook, and comments on the site, we narrowed down the list as best we could ... to five. The staff nearly resorted to fisticuffs trying to agree on only two slogans, so we decided to give you the five options we love the most. Cast your vote now.
Long winters, ice fishing, slaughterhouses, urban gardens, and foraging for wild edibles all are ingredients for Daniel Klein's video feasts, which are set to a seriously awesome raucous soundtrack.
Bomb the Blight founder Tommy Wilson is the latest to join the ranks of those pimping the pavement, and he's armed with seed bombs, paint, and an air cannon.
Faced with a crapload of sex hormones slipping through water treatment facilities, researchers have hopped onto a possible solution for our oversexed waste solutions: rabbit chow.
Climate hawks are floundering after the election. What now? They should join the fight to make insurers cover the full cost of contraception.
IBM rolled out Creek Watch, an iPhone app that lets the California State Water Resources Control Board crowdsource the condition of waterways.
You can keep your mother cluckers cooped up -- while you raise the roof with raised garden beds -- with this chicken coop that doubles as a garden.