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Shale 2.0

The fracking industry just got more tech savvy

Fracking companies are getting less "Wild West" and more West Coast Silicon Valley, thanks to new tech tools.

Business & Technology

Big Oil tries to rebrand itself as Big Gas

... and throw Big Coal under the bus.

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.