Be happy this Scottish tradition is passé, your future marriage may have depended on it
October 30, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
When Upton Sinclair ran for governor of California in 1934, new media were marshaled to beat him
October 11, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Hugo Gernsback's predictions give us a look at the most radical of technological utopianism from the 1920s
October 04, 2012 | By Matt Novak
What the heck are black sapotes, carambolas and pomelo fruits?
October 02, 2012 | By Guest Blogger
Mao Zedong encouraged critics of his government—and then betrayed them just when their advice might have prevented a calamity
September 26, 2012 | By Gilbert King
This year's US drought is rippling through globalized agriculture. Next on the chopping block? Bacon
September 25, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Energy-rich honey could have been the food that let humans get so brainy
September 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
An Alberta family won the Guinness World Record for turning the corn field into a QR code
September 14, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Rising food prices set the stage for riots and instability
September 11, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The perfect back-to-school treat has a colorful past that once brought the wrath of an axe-wielding reformer
September 05, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Silent Spring turns 50 this month, but Rachel Carson's ecological game-changer was not always the beloved green bible it is today
September 04, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
What does it look like when 40,000 people start throwing 100 metric tons of tomatoes at each other?
August 29, 2012 | By Jeanie Riess
The Union of Concerned Scientists describes how warming and drought can cause problems for power generation.
August 03, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
To the urban gardener's dismay, it seems that, at least for city officials, the sight of glistening berries and bountiful veggies is an offense warranting reprimand and bulldozers.
July 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Three hundred meters below the arid landscape of northern Namibia researchers have discovered a source of fresh water, enough to match the region's current water demand for up to 400 years.
July 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The area between New York City and Philadelphia is the most densely populated in the country. Yet documentary filmaker and environmental journalist Jared Flesher managed to pinpoint what he calls "the last green space" situated between these metropolises, depicting it in the new film "Sourlands."
July 19, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Drought grips 55% of the US mainland causing a shortfall in crop production, with very low chances of it ending any time soon.
July 17, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Stubborn climate skeptic hold-outs now face more than just the rest of the world's scorn: Their towns might not be on the map in a few years.
July 12, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
E. coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infections, has been growing resistant to antibiotics, and chickens may be to blame.
July 12, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The future under climate change indicates that rice will soon become an even more abundant staple, thanks to a boost in carbon dioxide that make crops like rice thrive
July 11, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer