Go skiing now, while you still can

The winter tourism industry is set to contract by $2 billion as temperatures climb.

The condoms of the future could disappear when you’re done with them

Researchers at the University of Washington want to replace the humble cocksheath with a space-age nano-fabric that's actually woven out of medication.

Shift the gift: Dematerializing the holidays

Introducing our theme for December: how a Grist editor's "no presents this year" letter sparked a wave of holiday-season rethinking.

Nearly half of Los Angeles car accidents are hit-and-runs

Last year, 100 pedestrians and 24 bicyclists were killed in traffic-related accidents.

One way to keep prices low: Let people die

The Times' graphic description of the fire at a Bangladeshi clothing manufacturer is a graphic depiction of externalized costs.

Married father of two seeks Best Christmas Ever. No presents allowed.

In which our hapless hero does his best to get himself out of the hole he dug when he asked, in front of all the world, that friends and family give his kids nothing for Christmas.

Umbra’s second helpings: The ultimate guide to consuming wisely

Do the holidays have you feeling frazzled? Check out Umbra's guide on how to streamline your life and still enjoy the heck out of it.

Hundreds of new winter farmers markets open for the season

There are 52 percent more farmers markets open this winter than there were last winter. Stock up on that kale!

Move over, Marlboro man — here comes the Marlboro bird!

Smart: Birds use cigarettes to repel mites from their nests. Smarter: They may prefer the brands highest in nicotine.