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The Most Delicious Foods Will Fall Victim to Climate Change
Wired

Author Amanda Little explains why high-nutrient, high-flavor crops are the most likely to suffer in a less predictable environment. more…

The Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice
Wired

A top secret US nuke installation in Greenland was supposed to end with 600 missiles aimed at the USSR. Instead it opened the door to a huge breakthrough in climate research. more…

We're Eating a Whole Lot of Plastic... Uh, Is That Bad?
Gizmodo.com

If you’re the type to get squeamish about the things you accidentally eat, you’re not going to like the new report released by the WWF (formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund) this Tuesday. According to the report, we might be eating a credit card’s worth … more…

Blood Feasts and Roach Vacuums: The Life of an Urban Pest Scientist
Gizmodo.com

“There’s no way you can take care of that problem on your own... It requires an incredible amount of time, diligence, and almost a sense of paranoia. Which is not what you want to be living with.” more…

He Tried to Plug a Wasp Nest. He Ended Up Sparking California’s Biggest Wildfire.
The New York Times

A newly disclosed investigation suggests that the biggest wildfire in California history was likely started by a single man and a single spark. more…

Hand sanitizer will kill germs, but it could also kill your car’s interior - Roadshow
Cnet.com

A majority of the stuff on your skin isn't exactly great to slather on materials like leather. more…

How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious
Npr.org

In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet. more…

The best natural makeup you can buy
Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objecti… more…

'Natural' labels on beauty products are meaningless, so look for options without fragrances, dyes, parabens, and preservatives instead
Insider.com

The term "natural" on cosmetics is not universally or legally defined. Unlike the pharmaceutical or food industries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't regulate the personal care industry. As a result, what consumers see on labels isn't always what… more…

You might be consuming a credit card's worth of plastic every week from your food
Insider.com

A new study suggests we could be consuming 5 grams of microplastics a week — about the weight of a credit card. Researchers from the University of Newcastle in Australia found that about 2,000 tiny plastic particles make their way up the food chain in water, … more…

Dominican Republic officials are reportedly investigating whether recent tourist deaths were caused by counterfeit alcohol
Insider.com

Dominican Republic police are looking into who supplied beverages to the seven US tourists who have died while staying at resorts in the country in the last year, law enforcement sources told The New York Post. Counterfeit liquor can turn deadly when distille… more…

An environmental watchdog found traces of weed-killer in Cheerios and Nature Valley products. Here's how worried you should be.
Business Insider

A new round of tests from the Environmental Working Group found traces of the weed-killer glyphosate in 6 types of Cheerios, 14 Nature Valley products, and Fiber One's oatmeal raisin soft-baked cookies. Glyphosate has been tentatively linked to cancer, though… more…

Dominican Republic officials are reportedly investigating whether counterfeit alcohol caused recent tourist deaths — here's what that is
Insider.com

Unregulated alcohol, also known as counterfeit or bootleg alcohol, has caused deaths in India, Iran, Indonesia, and several other countries in recent years. Alcohol sold outside governmental regulation is untaxed and avoids quality and health regulations, whi… more…

Moon mystery as deep metal structure bigger than Denmark found buried below lunar surface - The Sun
Thesun.co.uk

Moon mystery as deep metal structure bigger than Denmark found buried below lunar surface The Sun Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon's Largest Crater, Study Tdnews 'Unexpected' large mass of material 'five times larger than Hawaii' found under surface of th… more…

Study: people could be eating a credit card's worth of microplastics per week
Boingboing.net

"On average, people could actually be ingesting approximately 5 grams of microplastics every week - that’s the equivalent of a credit card." That's according to a study by WWF, Dalberg, and the University of Newcastle, Australia. From the report (PDF): The lo… more…

A deep dive into stalkerware's creepy marketing, illegal privacy invasions, and terrible security
Boingboing.net

Stalkerware -- spyware sold to people as a means of keeping tabs on their romantic partners, kids, employees, etc -- is a dumpster fire of terrible security (compounded by absentee management ), sleazy business practices, and gross marketing targeted at abusi… more…

Every single piece of these sneakers is made from plants
Fastcompany.com

Instead of tossing these in the trash when you wear them through, drop them in your compost bin, where they’ll naturally decompose (yes, the soles too). Look down at your feet. Your shoes might seem an innocuous, but they contain lots of forms of plastic, and… more…

We have the tech to suck CO2 from the air–but can it suck enough to make a difference?
Fastcompany.com

Carbon capture technology–which helps fight climate change by removing emissions that are already in the air–could be a key part of the climate solution, if it grows fast enough and doesn’t just become an excuse to emit more. In a field on the outskirts of Hu… more…

What it’s really like to wear a capsule wardrobe every single day
Fastcompany.com

A new crop of fashion brands are designing shape-shifting pieces that can be worn in many different ways. The idea? Clothing that you can wear every day—for years. I’ve worn Aday’s wrap dress every day this week, but you wouldn’t know it. The highly anticipat… more…

Is There a Connection Between Aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease?
Yahoo.com

For years, aluminum has been suspected as potentially playing a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, but conclusive evidence has been difficult to find. What Is Alzheimer's Disease? Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of… more…

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