What These Historical Kings and Marauders Can Teach Our Leaders About Climate Change

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Never fight a land war in Asia—unless the climate is on your side.

Can This Coal Plant Save the Climate?

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Step inside the project that could be the key to Obama’s climate legacy… or a multibillion-dollar boondoggle.

What the Ukraine Crisis Means for the Energy Industry

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Four ways that energy politics are shaping the standoff with Russia.

Science Says Your Soul Is Like a Traffic Jam

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Science writer Jennifer Ouellette explores the emerging science of the self, a body of research that examines not just who we are, but also…if we are. 

Here Are 5 Infuriating Examples of Facts Making People Dumber

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The notorious “backfire effect” has now been captured in multiple studies.

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