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Science

Scientists may have found a solution for space pollution

There's a bunch of junk orbiting Earth, and these scientists want to destroy it using lasers.

Living

The Constitution doesn’t care about your uterus

We're stuck in a hellish tango around the constitutional validity of controlling our uteri.

blade shunner

This wind turbine has no blades — and that’s why it’s better

The Vortex bladeless turbine uses the wind to vibrate instead of spin. That makes it cheaper, quieter, and more reliable than a bladed turbine.

Science

Scientists may have found a way to eliminate antibiotic-resistant infections

New gene-editing technologies may take down antibiotic-resistant bacteria once and for all.

Climate & Energy

Look forward to a sweaty future, America, thanks to climate change

There's a lot of bodily moisture in the cards as parts of the U.S. get warmer, and more people choose to move to those parts of the country.

Science

Sneakerheads’ souls crumble as their soles crumble

A common sneaker material doesn't play well with water and oxygen -- i.e. Earth's atmosphere.

Cities

People of color suffer through extra long commutes

If you're Latino and live in the Twin Cities, you burn more than a month of work time each year just getting to the office, when compared to your white counterparts.

It puts the lotion in the basket

L’Oreal is about to 3D print human skin — because you’re worth it

3D printing human flesh to test cosmetics: Humane, horrifying, or both?

Science

These 3D maps of coral reefs are totally rad

3D usually sounds like a gimmick, but these 3D maps of coral reefs will actually help track their health.