Scientist Admits To Having “No Clue” Whether Red Wine is Healthy — Just Sounded Like A “Cool Idea”

Hannah Sloane Hannah Sloane |
A startling new study has revealed that leading scientists and academics have “no clue” whether red wine offers health benefits to consumers. These same scientists argued in the... more

Did the Plastic Industry Rewrite California’s Textbooks?

Amy Westervelt |
A California Watch report published Friday found evidence that the California state EPA allowed the American Chemistry Council to have undue influence over the drafting of the s... more

Cut and Pounded: Two different dinosaurs bring the pain

Asher Elbein |
There’s a constant push and pull in paleontology when it comes to dinosaur weaponry. The wonderful array of spikes, horns, claws and clubs that many species were gifted wi... more

Primal Rage: The Forgotten Fighting Game of The 90s

Asher Elbein |
Carnage of one kind or another has long been a staple of our fascination with dinosaurs. Give a child two dinosaur toys and you can be reasonably certain that within a few minut... more

In Boston, Clean Air Is More Controversial than Drunk Naked Chicks

Amy Westervelt |
The same city that has yet to ban ads of half-naked women pushing alcohol has just pulled the plug on an ad from climate change activists that calls Senator Scott Brown ... more

The Frankenfish Should Be a Wake-Up Call

Amy Westervelt |
Last month at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions Conference , the emergence of genetically modified salmon on the U.S. market was a matter of great debate.... more

The Plastic Industry Is the New Tobacco Industry

Amy Westervelt |
Elliot Margolies, Flickr, Creative Commons In the 1980s and 1990s Big Tobacco, mostly led by Philip Morris, spent millions of dollars trying to stop two things they were convin... more

Deep Future: A Book Review

Asher Elbein |
No single issue haunts popular ecology and meteorology more than the specter of global warming. Documentaries, television specials, op-eds and magazine articles, there is a cea... more

Surprise! Pepsi’s New Plant Bottle Is Good Old-Fashioned Greenwashing

Amy Westervelt |
First things first: It’s great that companies are looking for alternatives to plastic, and there’s huge potential for bioplastics to be a big part of the solution... more

Gregory S. Paul and The Future of Paleoart

Asher Elbein |
Those who pay attention to the world of dinosaur art know the name of Gregory S. Paul. Exploding onto the scene in the 1970′s, his dynamic imagery and distinctive technica... more

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