Living

ant and rave

E.O. Wilson answers your questions about GMOs, ants, the Pope

The noted biologist and public intellectual had some surprising answers to your questions.

Food

6 fascinating facts about the evolution of food

National Geographic's "Eat: The Story of Food" is a delicious trove of food facts. Here are some choice tidbits.

Climate & Energy

NASA is headed for Mars. What, is there something wrong with Earth?

One could say, if one were particularly forward-thinking in the most pessimistic way, that we might be in the market for another planet.

this little piggy went to market

This sausage prank exposes our weird food issues

A butcher pretends to put piglets into a sausage machine. Madness ensues.

on the road again

Roadkill fur is flat-out the hottest fashion trend of the season

We got over the Carmani ick factor pretty quickly with this sobering stat: A million animals end up dead on U.S. roadsides every day.

Food

11 ways to fall in love with humble, spicy daikon this winter

How to use this large root in more ways than you thought possible.

Planes, bikes, and pedestrians

Of course Portland wants you to bike to the airport

Cycling to PDX can even offset about 1 percent of your flight's carbon emissions.

Business & Technology

Whatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying car

The Terrafugia Transition will go down in history as the first ever commercially available flying car AND the worst name ever given to a product of any sort.

water music

When a composer wins a Pulitzer for a symphony about sea-level rise, we listen

Composer John Luther Adams won a Pulitzer with an orchestral piece about ... sea-level rise. Here's what he thinks art can say about the environment.

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