Politics

Food

Here’s why Hawaii’s anti-GMO laws matter

If Hawaii opts to stop biotechnology, that would be a serious blow to the industry.

Food

Robots have done unspeakable things to your steak

And unless the FDA acts by year's end, labeling rules won't come to the tenderized meat market until 2018 at the earliest.

LAUGH AND LEARN, LADIES

Comedy phenom Megan Amram wants to teach women science — with hot sex tips!

The "Parks & Recreation" writer's new book is a smart (and hilarious) take on the dumb idea that women can't understand science.

No tricornered hats here

The environmental movement is not the Tea Party of the left

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank asserts that enviros are dead set on ousting moderate Democrats. He's wrong.

Climate & Energy

Lame-duck Democratic senators stop the Keystone bill. Will Obama follow their lead?

A Senate bill to force approval of the pipeline failed on Tuesday, coming up one vote short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster threat.

Grand Oil Party

Here’s why the GOP just loves fossil fuels

The Republican energy agenda goes far beyond Keystone.

Politics

Would you like some spies with that right to peacefully assemble?

Forty different federal agencies are keeping themselves busy spying on the American public, according to a New York Times study.

Climate & Energy

Big Oil doesn’t even need Keystone — all the more reason to kill it

The Keystone XL battle is mostly symbolic at this point, which makes winning even more important.

Shrimpercise

What a shrimp treadmill can teach us about science funding

Republicans contend that a shrimp treadmill isn't worth $3 million. They're right: It's priceless. (And only cost $47.)

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