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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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What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

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