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Heat Engine Earth: Geothermal Energy Is Clean, Plentiful, and Good for Cooking — So Why Aren’t We Using It?

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We delve into stories that inspire us—from the details behind our candles, to the facets of scents, and the people that inspire us.

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Talking Flowers and Flowers That Talk: Plant Communication From Floriography to the Wood Wide Web Read

The vocabulary of plants? It turns out flowers have a lot to say — literally and figuratively.

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Intruder Alert: How Invasive Species Wreak Havoc on the Environment — and What We Can Do About Them Read

Our newest scent spurs an investigation into invasive species and the responsible cultivation practices used to mitigate the threat.

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The Great Carbon Sink in the Sea: Geoengineering, Seaweed, and the Race to Beat Climate Change Read

We celebrate seaweed’s role in fighting climate change through natural growth and geoengineering.

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Yuzumania: A Culinary Craze and a Cautionary Tale Read

A meditation on the sustainable farming practices necessary to keep fruits like yuzu from becoming extinct.

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Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness: Why Being Clean Feels So Good Read

We uncover the religious, moral, and ethical impact of our cultural interest in cleanliness.

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Green Oasis: The Revolutionary Birth and Life of the Farmers’ Market Read

At the unassuming farmers’ market, there’s more than meets the eye.

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Romancing the Fig: What One Fruit Can Tell Us About Love, Life, and Human Civilization Read

We stop to consider the fruit that may have kick-started human evolution: the humble fig.

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I Know That Smell: The Connection Between Scent and Learning Read

We delve into the connection between scent, learning and memory.

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