I Know Climate Change Exacerbates Inequality. I See It Happening in My Hometown.
City neighborhoods with predominantly black or low-income populations are the ones most vulnerable to environmental impact.
A Car in Every Garage?Prosperity in America is still tied to car ownership. How do we correct this form of inequality while reducing our carbon emissions?
“The Real Work Is Being Done by Bernhardt”David Bernhardt was the brains behind Ryan Zinke. With Trump’s nomination, he stands to do even more damage at the Interior Department.
Why Does Your Phone Die When It’s Cold Out?Because batteries aren’t designed for it, mainly. Here’s what you can do about it.
Particle Physics Is Doing Just FineIn science, lack of discovery can be just as instructive as discovery.
Why Can’t We Have Decent Toilet Stalls?They don’t go to the floor or the ceiling. And what’s with the gaps on either side of the door?
Please Stop Buying Your Pets Grain-Free FoodVeterinarians are increasingly concerned about health risks posed by the grain-free pet-food craze.
Famed Physicist Richard Feynman Was Known as an Odd Genius. Was He Also an Abuser?He was my hero when I was an undergrad studying science. But allegations found in his FBI file suggest he physically assaulted his ex-wife.
Goop Gives an Award to … CVS?The drugstore is incorporating questionable wellness trends into some of its brands.
Forget the Mandarin Duck, a Boring Bird Divorced From NatureThis winter, Central Park has become a temporary home to a far more interesting set of visitors—owls.
Loop Wants Us to Rethink Consumption. It Seems Like a Logistical Disaster That Might Actually Work.The coalition of brands would like us to buy consumable products in reusable containers, and then ship them back for refills.
How a Small Pacific Northwest Island Is Preparing for the Really Big OneOn Vashon Island, volunteers and nonprofits are banding together to prepare the community for when the inevitable earthquake strikes.
The Shutdown Has Already Made Us Less Prepared for This Year’s Hurricane SeasonThis is usually an important window of time for extreme weather preparation. We’ve missed it.
It Might Be Aliens. But We Have No Idea What to Do About It.The mysterious ‘Oumuamua is prompting debates about how to handle the extremely improbable.
Will Democratic Leaders Follow Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal?The proposal is extremely popular with voters, but it’s getting downplayed in the House as the party readjusts to being in power.
The FDA Has Stopped All Routine Food Inspections Because of the Government Shutdown. How Bad Is That?
Paul Manafort Does Indeed Have GoutIt sure is tempting to read into this, but the disease is mainly genetic.