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Commuting to an Early Grave

Long commutes take a toll on everybody, but women pay more dearly than men.

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The Nuclear Mess at Fukushima

The Tokyo Electric Power company is apologizing to nearby residents once again as tons of radioactive water leak from its busted tanks.

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Margaret Thatcher: Convicted of Black-and-White Thinking

Personality does matter in politics.

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You Gonna Eat That?

The best way to reduce food waste in cafeterias? Take away diners’ plastic trays.

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Guinea Pigs, an Adorable—and Tasty—Dinner Companion

A delicacy in the Andes is making its way to the United States in ever-growing numbers.

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The Deluge Continues

Innovative drilling techniques, as explored in our March/April print issue, are remaking the geopolitical map in unpredictable ways.

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Is Our Disconnect From Nature a Disorder?

It’s not in the DSM, but Richard Louv argues that being divorced from nature is a sort of disorder. More and more research backs him up.

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1,000 Days to Reach the U.N.’s Millennium Goals—and It’s Not Looking Good

Most countries are giving less and less every year to a program designed to eliminate global poverty by 2015.

Is Your Cell Phone Not Ruining Your Life?

Your cell phone is killing you, destroying your relationship, frying your baby’s brain, fueling war in Africa, and so on.

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Germany Unplugs Nuclear Power, Doesn’t Plug in Anything Else

Two years after deciding to phase out nuclear power, Germany’s government just reported that it is still producing more energy than it needs.

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How Junk Food Companies Manipulate Your Tongue

We mistakenly think that harder foods contain fewer calories, and those mistakes can affect our belt sizes.

What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014