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

When I ordered a milkshake at a New York City diner recently, I noticed a placard at my table that read: “Missing something in...

Human memory is flawed. That doesn’t mean Christine Blasey Ford is...

With her memory of an alleged sexual assault in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford has upended the Supreme Court nomination process and ignited a...

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...

4 ways Hurricane Maria changed Puerto Rico — and the rest...

One year ago, Hurricane Maria smashed directly into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm near peak intensity. With the fuller picture we now...

A life insurance company wants to track your fitness data

In continuing “Does Big Brother have too much of our data?” news: John Hancock, a US life insurance company, announced on Wednesday that all...

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...

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

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A primary care physician assistant’s work typically looks a lot like that of other providers in the field: conducting physical...

I’m a woman who fought wildfires for 7 years. Climate change...

2018’s wildfires are already proving to be more destructive than last year’s, with the active Carr and Ferguson fires burning more than 200,000 acres...

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...

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

California is America’s undisputed clean energy leader, a kind of cultural and economic island, liberal enough to pass bold climate policies and big enough...

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