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Grid News on Climate Crisis
Calling nuclear fusion a potential ‘climate solution’ may undermine actual solutions
The latest nuclear fusion breakthrough is scientifically important, but the technology's timeline doesn't line up with climate change's urgency.
COP27 climate talks: Money is increasingly central to climate negotiations
Grid’s climate reporter is headed to COP27 this week in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Here’s his third dispatch on the two-week U.N. talks.
Grid News on Inflation
How inflation became America’s greatest economic problem
The last time inflation was this high, the Fed engineered a severe recession. Unfortunately, the problem is much more complex now. Can the off-ramp to spiking inflation go better this time?
Grid News on Pets
Dog blood donation is making pet medicine look more human
Humans aren’t the only ones lining up to donate blood these days. The demand for dog blood donors is growing.
Grid News on Religion
A mass exodus from Christianity is underway in America
While the number of Americans who celebrate Christmas as a cultural holiday is going strong, there has been a shocking drop in the number of people ditching Christianity – what sociologists call…
Grid News on Scams
The rise of dognapping: How sky-high prices for purebreds have led to pet scams, predatory leases and…
As with so many other goods, the price of all purebred and designer dogs skyrocketed when the pandemic started. This led to an increase in dognappings and other dog-related crimes.
Scammers have been around forever. Then came crypto.
As cryptocurrency scams proliferate, regulators, courts and lawmakers are establishing a framework for holding alleged crypto scammers responsible. But the nature of the crypto industry makes that a…
Grid News on Science
DNA showed a mother was also her daughter’s uncle — how scientists solved this medical mystery
Why genetic detectives think you may have more aunts and uncles than you suspected at the holiday table.
Grid News on Society
What we can learn from people who take the Flat Earth theory seriously
“Flat Earth enables people to cast out all previous information that they didn't want to believe and rebuild the world from scratch."
«“Flat Earth enables people to cast out all previous information that they didn’t want to believe, and rebuild the world from scratch,” she told Grid. “Because what it suggests is a literal worldwide conspiracy and that nothing you’ve been told is true — that the world is vastly different from how it’s been presented. For some people, that’s a very alluring prospect.”»
Are we stuck with daylight saving time, or can we get rid of it?
Do we actually need daylight saving time anymore? Because, for the love of humanity, a whole lot of us would like to see it gone.
Grid News on War
Putin, his commanders and Russia’s nuclear option in Ukraine
Ever since his invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly reminded the world of the most dangerous weapons at his disposal.
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A shark expert tells us to stop freaking out about shark attacks and sightings: ‘If sharks wanted…
The world averages just 70 shark attacks a year.
Americans are terrible at taking vacations. Why are U.S. workers so bad at taking time off?
U.S. companies are stingy with vacation time when compared with other countries. But U.S. workers can’t seem to leave work at work anyway.
Why are cars so expensive now? A look at the reasons behind the skyrocketing prices and ballooning…
Grid found a net increase of nearly $13,000 in the cost of a new vehicle. Where does that extra cost come from?
Book banning in U.S. schools has reached an all-time high: What this means, and how we got…
According to data collected by PEN America, 1,145 books have been banned by school districts across the United States between July 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.
Why aren’t medical breakthroughs in obesity a bigger deal?
We're stuck in a dead-end debate over body positivity and dieting when real solutions to the problem exist.
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