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Mock MeatsLast year, the United Nations International Year of Pulses recognized dry peas, lentils and chickpeas because they are affordable, nutritious and have a low...

Autonomous AutosHyundai demonstrated its Ioniq autonomous, or driverless, hybrid car concept at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, demonstrating that such vehicles—equipped with...

Itchy IvyAvoiding even slight contact with poisonous vines that secrete toxic oil goes far in preempting nasty blistering, skin pain and itching. If contact occurs, natural remedies can...

Safe and SmartMany Americans have been confused by the “Sell By” labels on groceries for 40 years. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the two largest industry trade groups, are...

Cycling ChicagoChicago has created 100 miles of new bike lanes in the last five years and plans to add another 50 miles of upgraded lanes with curbs to protect riders from cars by...

Choo Choo BreakthroughNederlandse Spoorwegen reports that all of its electric trains are now running on energy harvested from wind. Working with Eneco...

Eco IKEASwedish design firm and retailer IKEA is introducing a new line of “no waste” products that includes seating, vases and kitchen cabinets made of recycled materials. IKEA hopes that...

Airbnb BattleLocal governments and hotels are struggling to come to terms with the growing phenomenon of Airbnb room rentals, which help residents...

Planting ProgressCalifornia is the fourth state to pass a law making it legal to swap seeds and collect them in non-commercial libraries. That’s good, because the...

Petroleum-FreeMany grocery store foods are wrapped in plastic packaging that creates non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, even though...

Tree TerminatorsIn a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, the tiny hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life sucking sap and eventually killing the tree. The bug is one example of an...

Dirty DrivingWhen air pollution blanketed Paris for three days, authorities called it the worst bout in 10 years and made public transit free. For the fourth time in...

Water SaverKiara Nirghin, a South African teenage girl and recent winner of the Google Science Fair’s Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa, is pioneering a new technology to...

Butterfly RescueWe watch the graceful flight of colorful butterflies and appreciate their crucial role as pollinators. Establishing butterfly gardens or accommodating them in yard plantings increases...