Read and take over: Occupying urban streets with guerrilla libraries

In New York, kiosks offer books outside Sandy-shuttered libraries, and in Oakland, a people's library is surviving on the sidewalk.

Matt Damon says he’s going to stop using the toilet

He was looking for a way to, and we quote, "persuade people to give a shit about toilets."

Will New York’s next mayor keep the city’s bike lanes?

It depends on who wins.

A guide to ethical chocolate

The chocolate industry is awash in shady practices, GMOs, and child labor. Here's how to tell if your bar is truly guilt-free.

Adorable sea turtle gets prosthetic flippers after a shark attack

A sea turtle who lost her flippers in a shark attack got a nice pair of prosthetics. They are attached to a vest. Yes. They are cute.

Friends with benefits: New tool uses Facebook to speed up sharing

Former Sierra Club President Adam Werbach says his new sharing platform, yerdle, will make snagging free stuff as easy as a trip to the store.

North Dakota’s red-hot, frack-fueled economy is starting to slow down

More drilling means higher costs to drill, which is starting to cool the once-bearably-warm state.

How are you celebrating Darwin’s birthday? Here are our best ideas

It's Darwin Day! That's the day we celebrate Darwin's birthday, the survival of the fittest, and the fact that the planet's more than 6,000 years old.

‘Farmhouse porn’ will make you want to quit your job and raise cattle

There's not a Tumblr, yet. But there is a Pinterest board, brought to you by undercaffeinated editors at Modern Farmer.