Living

Living

Tell women about birth control that works — and they’ll choose birth control that works

We bring this to you straight from the "no shit" department.

Science

Air pollution in China and India may be worse than we realize

Improving air quality in these rapidly growing countries may be necessary just to keep the mortality rate steady -- let alone decrease it.

Climate & Energy

We’re using groundwater at a terrifying rate, and it’s not just California

Aquifers around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, according to NASA.

Going up!

How to fix America’s beef problems, in under 2 minutes

Watch author and activist Denis Hayes give an elevator pitch for his new book "Cowed" -- in an actual elevator.

Babe Alert!

Meet the distractingly sexy women of science who just won the internet

Some are shoulder-deep in cow rectums, and we're crushin' on 'em!

Algae Whiz

Amazing photosynthetic furniture could grow eco-friendly meals

The desk lunch will never be the same.

Fruit and the city

Can I eat urban-grown produce without getting poisoned?

A reader wants to know whether fruit grown in public parks and city land ends up contaminated with all the crud in urban soil. Umbra's got the answer.

Climate & Energy

Climate refugees are already finding asylum in Seattle

The Pacific Northwest is a refuge for people fleeing drought, deluge, and monster storms.

Living

California kids may not have to worry about pesticides at school anymore

Pesticide use near school zones isn't just an isolated health risk -- it's been an ongoing environmental justice issue across California.