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The Filibuster Solution, Or ‘What If Honeybees Ran The U.S. Senate?’

Bees are democrats. They vote. When a community of bees has to make a choice, like where to build a […]

Pictures Don’t Lie: Corn And Soybeans Are Conquering U.S. Grasslands

For years, I’ve been hearing stories about the changing agricultural landscape of the northern plains. Grasslands are disappearing, farmers told […]

Should You Be Worried About Your Meat’s Phosphorus Footprint?

If you’ve ever played around with one of those carbon or water footprint calculators, you probably know that meat production […]

‘Noble Savages’: A Journey To Break The Mold Of Anthropology

When Napoleon Chagnon first saw the isolated Yanomamo Indian tribes of the Amazon in 1964, it changed his life forever. […]

What Nuclear Bombs Tell Us About Our Tendons

You really don’t want to mess with your Achilles tendons. Trust us, injury to these tendons can take months to […]

Don’t Count On Extra Weight To Help You In Old Age

Wouldn’t it be great, considering how many of us are overweight, if carrying a few extra pounds meant we’d live […]

A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem

Let’s pretend. Let’s pretend that politics doesn’t matter, politicians don’t matter, history doesn’t matter, nostalgia doesn’t matter, emotion doesn’t matter, […]

With Brawls And Calls, Love Is In The Air For Elephant Seals

On this Valentine’s Day, we bring you a story from the California coast, where love is in the air. It […]

Traces Of Anxiety Drugs May Cause Fish To Act Funny

Many of the drugs we take aren’t actually digested — they pass through our bodies, and down through the sewer […]

Darkness Provides A Fix For Kittens With Bad Vision

When it comes to treating a lazy eye, there’s evidence that turning the lights off may help — if you’re […]

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