Americans are eating way more fat. But it’s not butter.

A 2017 report from the US Department of Agriculture tracks how food consumption patterns in the US have changed over the past 40 years...

Why Starbucks, Disney, and Tom Brady are all shunning plastic straws

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop pseudoscience winning?

On an alarmingly regular basis, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop publishes new morsels of health bullshit. And as the Goop website has emerged as...

California’s huge energy decision: link its grid to its neighbors, or...

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America’s doctors can beat the opioid epidemic. Here’s how to get...

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The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to...

When Earth passes through the trail of debris left behind by a comet, bits of that debris catch fire in our atmosphere and streak...

3 biological parents, 1 child, and an international controversy

When scientists discover a new way to prevent disease or overcome infertility, they usually get applauded. But throw genetic engineering into the mix and...

Heat waves can be deadly for workers and will drain the...

As temperatures surge around the world, many cities and countries are breaking heat records. Massive wildfires have ignited in Europe and the United States...

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