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For Obama's top science guy, the climate outlook is partly sunny


The US and the rest of the world failed to forge an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis six years ago in Copenhagen. Since then the crisis has only gotten worse, but going into the next global climate summit in Paris, President Obama's top science adviser John Holdren is hopeful that world leaders are finally ready to step up to the challenge of avoiding catastrophic climate change.

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Nuclear reactor closings in the US continue to roil the energy industry

The Entergy Corporation recently announced it would soon close two aging nuclear power plants in the northeast US. At the same time, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the company a new license to operate a Tennessee reactor that some experts consider one of the least safe in the nation. What does this portend for nuclear energy in the US?

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Behold the fine-dining pastrami taco

Alex Stupak made his name as an award-winning experimental pastry chef and came of age during the time of so-called molecular gastronomy. But it was when he tried a fresh corn tortilla for the first time — when someone took fresh masa made from corn, and pressed it out by hand and put it on a hot griddle and served it to him immediately — that things changed.