Sneakerheads’ souls crumble as their soles crumble

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


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?


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.

model problems

Scientists will never build a perfect climate model, but that’s OK

These NASA scientists live above Seinfeld's diner and predict the future.


House Republicans do their part to commemorate National Women’s Health Week



Texas doesn’t give a damn about your reproductive rights

The majority of women in Texas encounter some sort of barrier to accessing reproductive healthcare.


In search of artificial muscles, scientists have turned to onions

How squishy robots of the future could one day be made of gold-plated onion skin.


It’s time to panic. Olives are in big trouble

Olive oil is like liquid, edible gold -- so we're bummed that olive trees in Italy are being eaten alive by an invasive pest.