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From “Hotumn” to “Meatmares”: A New Vocabulary for a Year of Environmental Chaos

Grist / Amelia Bates Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Every December, dictionary editors declare their picks for “Word of the Year,” expressions that encapsulate the year’s defining spirit, its zeitgeist. The choices so far reflect 2017’s…

Christmas Came Early for America’s UFO Community

Robin Loznak/Zuma Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. On December 16, UFO researchers and enthusiasts, along with the general public, were treated to an unexpected gift from the New York Times. In a front-page investigation, the country’s most august news organization grappled with a topic that’s usually relegated to the fringes, detailing…

Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2017

Mother Jones Illustration Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. On a rainy day in April, 100,000 demonstrators—led by some of the nation’s most prominent scientists—converged on the National Mall for the first ever March for Science. It was Earth Day, and many of them were there to protest the environmental policies…