Climate changes faster than animals adapt

Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health. It is therefore of vital importance to assess to which degree animals can respond to changing environmental conditions -- for...

Dark Money Basics

What is Dark Money? Dark Money refers to political spending meant to influence the decision of a voter, where the donor is not disclosed and the source of the money is unknown....

Why Does No One Want Donald Trump’s Childhood Home?

Nobody in New York wants to live in Donald Trump’s childhood home. And with an asking price that’s two times the Queens neighborhood’s median sale price, who would? The modest 2,000-square-foot Jamaica...

Ta-Nehisi Coates on His Debut Novel “The Water Dancer,” Slavery & Reparations

Celebrated writer Ta-Nehisi Coates’s first novel, “The Water Dancer,” was released today. Centering on a man named Hiram Walker, who was born into slavery in 19th century Virginia, the novel is...
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Why a US city is searching for mass graves

Nearly 100 years ago, a white mob destroyed an American neighborhood called “Black Wall Street,” murdering an estimated 300 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That incident — known as the 1921 Tulsa...

Here’s Every 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate’s Plan to Legalize Weed

On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders announced his plan to legalize weed by executive order if he were to become president. Like several other Democratic candidates (or all of them—except for one)...

How to tell if your computer has been tampered with

Whether you're in an open office where colleagues regularly wander past, or live somewhere—like a college dorm—where you may feel comfortable leaving your laptop unattended in the presence of relative strangers,...

What I Learned on the World’s First Zero-Waste Trip

“Would you like some green beans?” Like Joey from Friends, I usually don’t share food, even with my closest friends, which is why I was surprised to hear myself asking a table...

4 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

4 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly. Going green isn't only better for the environment -- it can also be beneficial for your business's bottom line. Pivoting towards more eco-friendly...

How slavery flourished in the United States

Four hundred years ago the first slave ship docked on North American shores, launching a chapter of the trans-Atlantic trade that saw more than 12.5 million people kidnapped from Africa and...

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The Northernmost Settlement on Earth Cracked 70 Degrees For the First...

It’s not just the eastern part of the U.S. roasting this week. Much of the planet is on a heat bender, including the northernmost inhabited...

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