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hurrah for syrah

The drought is killing everything — except wineries

Drought takes a break from destroying everything you love to give Washington wines a surprising boost.

Science

Rare-earth mining in Chile could make China look bad

A greener process for extracting rare-earth elements could mean higher prices but clearer consciences for tech manufacturers.

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.