Johanna Haas

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The Price of Pork

Special Report<p>The Price of Pork<p>Cheap meat comes at high cost in Illinois<p>PART 1: The Tribune found a state regulatory system that failed to protect rural communities as pork producers repeatedly exploited weak Illinois laws to build and expand the massive facilities.<p>The Price of Pork<p>Whipped, kicked, …

J.K. Rowling Had The Perfect Response To Scientists Questioning The Purpose Of The Female Orgasm

Because she's J.K. Rowling and the queen of quips.

Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016 Shortlist Announced

In this one amazing kick-ass list, you will find your entire summer’s reading and your Christmas gift shopping taken care of — <i>shweeeeeet!</i><p>How would you feel if suddenly, out-of-the-blue, you were asked to help choose the best popular science book published in the last year?<p>It was by luck that I …

Next week's Perseid meteor shower could be like no other

The Perseid meteor shower — which is expected to hit its peak during the overnight hours from August 11 to August 12 — is usually considered one of …

Being vegan isn’t as good for humanity as you think

The moral high ground of food just shifted a little bit.<p>Using biophysical simulation models to compare 10 eating patterns, researchers found that eating fewer animal products will increase the number of people that can be supported by existing farmland. But as it turns out, eliminating animal …

Diets

Why Have We Become So Quick to Let Our Disabled Die?

<i>In the aftermath of previous physician-assisted suicides, cases like Jerika Bolen’s are dividing disability advocates and proponents of assisted</i> …

For Climate Scientists, the Siberian Anthrax Outbreak Is a Sign of What’s to Come

<i>We don’t yet know what else lies buried within the Earth’s permafrost — which is scary, because warming in the Arctic is accelerating.</i><p><b>By Eric Holthaus</b><p>…

Popaganda: Sports and Capitalism

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Know Your Stress Type + How to Balance It

Consider this scenario: Anne, Janeen, and Stuart arrive at the office one morning to find their boss waiting, pink slips in hand. Profits are down, …

Ayurveda

Community Anchor Institutions: Broadband to the People

<b>Community gathering spots like libraries, schools, and clinics are key for delivering affordable access to high-speed Internet for rural residents</b> …

North Dakota Access Pipeline Will Cross Tribal Waters Despite Their Disapproval

Two days ago (July 26), Native tribes—including the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation—received disappointing news: The Army Corps of Engineers …

The hidden adult themes in Beatrix Potter

Born 150 years ago on 28 July, the British children’s book author was far more subversive than you may have realised, writes Christian Blauvelt.<p>“Your father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs McGregor.”<p>Old Mrs Rabbit’s frightful warning to her children Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and …

In Cleveland, the Conservative Movement Turned Its Back on Conservation

<i>Buried inside its 2016 political platform, the Republican Party proposed an unprecedented attack on this country’s system of protected federal lands.</i> …

Conservation

Places You Can No Longer Go: Doggie Diner

The storied Bay Area restaurant has been reduced to a giant dog’s head.

Couple Builds Fairy Tale Inspired Castle That’s 100% Organic

At the heart of the Fagaras Mountains in Romania, you'll find The Valley of the Fairies. This could not be a more perfect place for Romania's newest eco-friendly castle, which fits right in with its whimsical design and fantastical charm. The castle is the brainchild of Razran and Gabriela Vasile, …

Artist Repurposes Found Driftwood Into Surreal Self-Portrait Sculptures

Artist Michelle Dickson has transcended the boundaries of what a self-portrait can be. In her current surrealist sculpture series, <i>Neither Mine Nor Yours</i>, Dickson merges a plaster cast of her own face with driftwood she's collected on hikes in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. The mix of …

What Riders Eat in the Tour de France

The Tour de France is one of the most punishing endurance event on earth. Twenty-three days and nearly 2,200 miles long, it’s akin to running a marathon every day for nearly three straight weeks. No surprise, cycling’s most prestigious race exacts a tremendous toll on competitors. On average, each …

Tour de France

These Are the End Times: 12 Memorable Closing Lines

Last week we reveled in some of literature’s most audacious opening lines; but this week we’ve become that impatient reader who flips straight to the last page. Sewing a story up neatly is almost as difficult as beginning one in the first place, but many authors have still managed to blow us away …