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.

Study: Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

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Controversial new research predicts that over the coming century, rising temperatures will result in more violent crime.

Is the Arctic Really Drunk, or Does It Just Act Like This Sometimes?

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The biggest debate in climate science may be over whether global warming will create more winters like this one. If you care about weather, you’d better care about the outcome.

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