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Your local delivery man may soon get a flying robotic sidekick

Remember that video of a drone delivering a box from Amazon? Total pie in the sky. But launch that drone from a roving delivery truck and you might have a system that works.

Exiled: The Obama Administration's Horrifying Deportation Record

This piece originally ran at The Huffington Post. "Let's go home." These are the closing words of A Better Life, which my character, the undocumented gardener Carlos Galindo, says as he prepares to walk into the desert and begin hisShow More Summary

There’s gold in that there drinking water — which can’t be good

Residents of Whitehall, Mont., are finding heavy, er, precious metals in their kitchen sinks and toilet tanks. Eureka! Or maybe not.

Fish are great at fighting climate change. Too bad we’re eating them all.

Fish help the oceans sequester carbon and slow global warming -- too bad overfishing and bycatch are killing these deep-sea superheroes.

The DIY Rain Barrel: 4 More Plans

Ready to start collecting rainwater. Build a DIY rain barrel instead of buying a kit or a finished product & save money (as well as water) The post The DIY Rain Barrel: 4 More Plans appeared first on Sustainablog.

Dee's Triumph: One of the Most Important Trans Victories You Never Heard Of

On August 21, 1989, Dee Farmer, a black, transgender woman, sued prison officials for the "mental anguish, psychological damage, humil[i]ation, swollen face, cuts and bruises to her mouth and lips and a cut on her back, as well as some...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Justice Now’s Orange is the New Black privilege bingo! What does a movement against gendered violence look like without carceral feminism? The Adventures of Mansplainer. And mansplaining, explained: Jessica interviews Rebecca Solnit. Don’t forget to register for the 2014 WAM!NYC Conference to hear Janet Mock, our own Zerlina, and more awesome feminists. Lan Pham responds [...]

7 Reasons America Should Succeed On Climate Change

One of the country’s best wonks, Vox’s Ezra Klein, has gone defeatist on climate change with his piece, “7 reasons America will fail on climate change.” He invites a reply, and this is mine. The post 7 Reasons America Should Succeed On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Finally, an electric car that crushes all the others (literally)

Drive an E-Bigfoot, pimped out with with a super quiet electric motor, and those cars you’re gonna crush won’t even hear you coming.

Graphic United Nations Video Teaches How to Do Abortions

WARNING: Graphic pictures below… WHO stands for the World Health Organization. A recent glance on YouTube has uncovered a video provided by WHO giving step by step instructions for performing an abortion. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health […]

The next front in the GMO war: Synthetic biology

A new wrinkle in bioscience could help save rainforests. Or maybe not. Let's not shut down the debate before we even have it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Republicans blew it on climate change

The "Cosmos" host dishes on our warming planet, why science is "trending" in our culture, and the meaning of a groundbreaking science TV experiment.

Planned Parenthood Asks Teens When They Want to Lean About Oral Sex, Sexting

Planned Parenthood workers took three young teens into a room apart from their parents where they were told to indicate the ages they thought were appropriate for youth to learn about things like oral sex, masturbation, dressing sexy, petting above the waist, petting below the waist, sexting, using drugs, birth control, and more. It happened […]

“Protected bike lanes safer, better,” says science. “Duh,” says rest of us.

Study finds that cyclists feel safer when bike lanes are separated from car traffic. Study’s parents consider study underachiever, wish study was more like its sister Human Genome Project.

Don’t worry about that collapsing ice shelf — just book your beach week in Arizona

According to a new study, the Antarctic ice shelf has melted before. One recent episode happened to coincide with a mass extinction and a 50-foot rise in sea level, but no biggie, right?

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