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Climate & Energy

Should oil companies have a seat at the climate negotiating table?

European oil majors are calling for international climate negotiators to put a price on carbon. Some green groups are skeptical.

DON'T GET HEATED

Move over, cotton. This smart fabric could change our lives

Introducing the latest in wearable tech: clothing that regulates body temp.

Hey Girl

Study says street harassment is everywhere, still sucks

Hollaback! and Cornell University have just published the results of the largest international study of street harassment to date.

Cities

Diverse cities don’t always have diverse neighborhoods

Some of the most racially "diverse" cities in the country are also the most segregated.

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.