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California’s homelessness crisis is spiraling out of control. These mayors want to solve it with tiny homes, trailers, and floating apartments.

The mayors of Los Angeles, Stockton, and San Jose see homelessness as a housing crisis, but they stress the need for more than one solution.
Matter Design's swiveling structures.

MIT researchers discovered a way to move objects as heavy as a great white shark with your bare hands. Take a look.

MIT researchers debuted a concept at TED 2019 that allows people to move massively heavy objects by hand.

Chernobyl workers are adopting the site’s contaminated dogs, but not all of them are safe to pet

Dogs who survived Chernobyl continue to reproduce in the wild. Today, hundreds of their descendants roam the exclusion zone.

Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident. Here’s how it compares with Fukushima and Three Mile Island.

Chernobyl is widely acknowledged to be the worst nuclear disaster in history, but a few scientists have argued that Fukushima was more destructive.
Kiruna rests on sinking land.

A sinking Arctic town wants to move itself two miles east, and its $1 billion dollar plan is finally becoming a reality

Kiruna will construct around 3,000 new residences by 2040, beginning with a new town hall called "The Crystal."
Tourists take a photo in front of the contained reactor site.

How dangerous is it to visit Chernobyl? We asked a nuclear-waste expert involved in the cleanup.

HBO's "Chernobyl" series has reignited interest in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a restricted area that allows visitors.
Cheerios could contain traces of weed-killer.

An environmental watchdog found traces of weed-killer in Cheerios and Nature Valley products. Here’s how worried you should be.

Eating Cheerios or Nature Valley bars isn't likely to harm your health. The bigger safety concern is the spraying of weed-killers like Roundup.
Anatoly Dyatlov, played by Paul Ritter in the series.

Real-life characters in HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ on the moment they found out about the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident

Most of the characters who appear in HBO's "Chernobyl" series existed in real life, and a few have been willing to share their stories.
Boyan Slat on the day of the first system's launch.

The massive plastic-cleaning device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch probably won’t hurt sea creatures — but there’s still a big p...

Environmentalists predicted that the tool would endanger marine life, but The Ocean Cleanup found that animals have been ignoring the device.
A street in Winfield.

A tiny New Jersey community is renting homes for as little as $690 a month — but there’s a 25-year waiting list to get in

Residents in Winfield hold stake in the the local housing authority, which owns all of the buildings.