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Climate & Energy

Take a hint, “clean coal.” The world is so over you

With renewables getting cheaper, the prospect of expensive, guilt-free fossil fuels is losing its appeal.

Science

Would you prefer your meat well-traveled or cloned, China?

To meet a growing demand for beef, China is already importing Australian cattle and will soon start cloning its own.

Science

All those toxic chemicals in the ocean? Birds are pooping them back on shore

Guano is even grosser than we thought.

Business & Technology

Instead of buying something this Friday, fix something

Companies like Apple make it difficult to repair your electronics, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.

Science

Watch this insanely cool simulation of deep Antarctic water

This cold, salty abyss is much more interesting than the one you might be experiencing this holiday season.

Science

Forget psychedelics. If you wanna get weird, check out this bioart

Turning genetic technology into a creative medium could help the public see controversial science in a whole new light.

Food

Climate change is gonna be rough on farmers and eaters

And trade might not be much help.

Business & Technology

Hackers are messing with the oil and gas industry

From gas stations to corporate headquarters, oil companies are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Food

Israeli military offers a death-free experience — for soldiers’ diets, at least

Veganism is on the rise in Israel, and the military is taking note.