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Science

This company has 400 people hyped to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to break ground on a test track next year.

Climate & Energy

Thomas Friedman: The world is hot

Which is true. But calls for shared ecosystems are naive in a world of ISIS.

Science

Could we make tennis rackets out of atmospheric CO2? Science says yes

Researchers have figured out a way to transform everyone's favorite greenhouse gas into a super-strong and lightweight wonder material.

Science

How microbes can make plastic from sunshine, carbon, and a little bit of love

Plastic is an amazing part of our modern world, but it comes with a lot of downsides -- so scientists are using synthetic biology to make it better.

Climate & Energy

Stop trashing the climate! EPA’s new plan would crack down on landfills

The latest component of Obama's climate plan aims to cut methane emissions from garbage by one third.

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Climate change could wipe out the internet’s favorite animal

The red panda is, without a doubt, the most adorable animal to ever walk the earth -- and now they're in trouble.

Climate & Energy

Kids sue Obama over climate change

A youth coalition argues that the federal government shouldn't be supporting the fossil fuel industry.

Pork Roids

The pork industry is full of this drug you’ve never heard of

FDA-approved ractopamine helps pigs put on muscle, but not everyone thinks it's safe.

Science

It turns out we’ve been trying to control the weather since forever

Despite all the current hype around geoengineering, our attempts to control the world's weather and climate go way, way back.