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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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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In 2013, MLB Races May Go Down to the Wire

The Detroit Tigers will probably dominate, but the rest of the league might be a toss-up, says statistician Bruce Bukiet.

 

More Anthropogenic Change in Birds?

 

(Some) Germans Pull Out of Canada Oil

 

Bringing Up Bilingual, Bigoted Baby

 

Chemist and Pope: Quite a Formula

 

Sour on the Sugar Bailout

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