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Longreads Best of 2017: Science, Technology, and Business Writing

<i>We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in science, tech, and</i> …

Sexual Harassment

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Books

Women of the CIA: The Hidden History of American Spycraft

U.S. CIA Women

Super Easy Plant-based Mac & Cheez. {Recipe}

Mac and cheese is probably my favorite comfort food.<p>When I was growing up, I loved the stuff you made from the box—Kraft. Now, not only do I avoid …

How To Cook Kitchari. ~ Kate Lumsden

If any food could wear a cape and fly, it would be Kitchari.<p>Kitchari kicks *ss.<p>It’s a complete protein, heals digestive distress, balances the …

Does Trying to Be Happy Make Us Unhappy?

As we muddle through our days, the quest for happiness looms large. In the U.S., citizens are granted three inalienable rights: life, liberty, and …

What Can A Technologist Do About Climate Change? (A Personal View.)

This started with a tweet. I’m embarrassed how often that happens.

Programming

The Hacking of Hollywood

In a town where everyone has been pwned, or soon will be, there’s no such thing as false paranoia. Which brings us to Oliver Stone and his upcoming …

Should You Exercise Or Get A Little Extra Sleep? A Guide.

The answer may surprise you.<p>That alarm hits at 6 a.m. and you have a choice: smash the snooze button or get up and get your workout in. What should you do?<p>Science hasn't given us a solid answer on this yet.<p>As there are only 24 hours in a day, it’s no wonder that we often feel pressed to choose …

Sleep

Why Exercise Helps Depression

Three hundred and fifty million people worldwide are affected by depression. In the United States, in 2013, estimates revealed that 6.7 percent of …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

Humans of New York and the Cavalier Consumption of Others

The most famous photograph from Brandon Stanton’s new book, “Humans of New York: Stories”—the one you have probably seen or read about or heard discussed—is of a boy in an open black bubble jacket. Beneath the jacket is a fleece-lined hoodie, also black, and in his hand the boy holds a black …

Books

These Cities May Soon Be Uninhabitable Thanks to Climate Change

Temperatures could reach 170ºF.<p>A number of cities in the Persian Gulf region may be unlivable the end of the century due to global warming if humans …

Catholic church calls on UN climate change conference to set goals

Officials from five continents follow Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment with demand for complete decarbonisation<p>The Catholic church has called on UN negotiators convening in Paris at the end of November to agree a goal for “complete decarbonisation” by 2050, and set a legally binding …

Climate

Duality in climate science | Nature Geoscience

Climate change more catastrophic for the global economy than we thought

When it comes to climate change, the dark truth is that most people couldn’t care less about it crippling the environment. So instead, let’s talk …

Telling the Story: Eight Great Infographics on Climate Change

<b>The big picture: Our brains love images.</b> They’re just hard-wired that way. Some numbers to make the point concrete:• Almost 50 percent of your brain is …

Infographics

Climate apocalypse is here, now: Science fiction has become our new reality

Climatologists dismissed the science behind “The Day After Tomorrow.” Eleven years later, it’s not so improbable<p>Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us all. The latest reports from the prestigious and sober Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

The Most Awesome Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe I Have Ever Made.

Going vegan was and is still a challenge.<p>I had to re-learn recipes, educate myself on food I had never tried before and become creative when ordering …

One of the World’s Most Powerful Central Bankers Is Worried About Climate Change

A new speech about climate change is fascinating both for what it says and who said it.<p>Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, declared that the warming climate presented major risks for the global economy and global financial stability, and that businesses and regulators needed to move …

Climate

Obama Takes on Climate Change: The Rolling Stone Interview

In Alaska, President Obama was in a very good mood. He visited the state in late summer to draw attention to the looming climate catastrophe the …

Climate

Fossil Fuel Divestment Activists Look Forward to Pope’s U.S. Visit

<i>Faith leaders are confident the Pope’s visit will lead to divestment wins at more Catholic institutions, including the biggest of all–the …

Energy

What’s the best way to communicate about climate change? This expert offers some insights

For the last decade, Anthony Leiserowitz has been tackling what he describes as the “problem from hell” – how to communicate to the public that …

Five Powerful Voices Talk Climate Action

At its root, the formula for a great dinner party is pretty simple: find a bunch of people with unique and interesting perspectives, bring them …

Climate

Biggest Companies `Obstructing' Climate Policy, Report Finds

Almost half of the world’s 100 largest companies, including Procter & Gamble Co. and Duke Energy Corp., are “obstructing climate change legislation,” …

This Is the Year Humans Finally Got Serious About Saving Themselves From Themselves

The Sunniest Climate-Change Story<p>You’ve Ever Read<p>This is the year humans finally got serious about saving themselves from themselves.<p>Photographs by …

Climate