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Getting to 100% renewables requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap?

New research gives energy storage a cost target.

What the youth climate strike looks like around the world

These images of youth climate activists on strike around the world are simply inspiring.

Some brands are closing stores for the global climate strike. That’s a big deal.

Ben and Jerry’s, Lush Cosmetics, and Patagonia closed their stores and online sales in solidarity with strikers.

Report: Trump pressured Ukrainian president about 8 times to investigate Biden’s son

Details remain murky. But there’s been a scandal unfolding in plain sight.

Leftists, liberals, and neoliberals share a problem: Congress

Congress, not neoliberalism, hamstrung Obama’s presidency.

The week in US-Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions, explained

It looked like Trump was going to bomb Iran over Saudi Arabia. Now it doesn’t.

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We asked 8 young people why they joined the global climate strike

How big was the global climate strike? 4 million people, activists estimate.

The US just signed a deal that could send asylum seekers back to El Salvador

Trump responds to Ukraine whistleblower scandal with contradictions and transparent falsehoods

American Horror Story: 1984 puts the camp back into teen slashers

Washington, DC, is serious about statehood

Trump used to steal the show at the UN. This year, it may be different.

Community was one of the most inventive shows in TV history. Don’t let it be forgotten.

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12 excuses for climate inaction and how to refute them

Emmy nominations 2019: the full list

An AI learned to play hide-and-seek. The strategies it came up with on its own were astounding.

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The climate change policy with the most potential is the most neglected

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The 20 Democrats running for president, the next debate lineup, and everything else you should know about 2020

America’s evolving views on crime, explained by Law & Order: SVU

Storm Area 51 weekend has arrived. Here’s what’s actually happening.

Your smart devices listening to you, explained

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The totally wild, true tale of a meme about aliens that almost inspired a real raid on Area 51

How an online gag about storming the military base became a drama involving a rural town, the government, and frequent evocations of the Fyre Festival.


How these rocks became a Western movie cliché

Young people have a stake in our future. Let them vote.

The House just passed a bill that would give millions of workers the right to sue their boss

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Friends is 25 years old. It’s still extremely popular — and polarizing.

Was Friends homophobic and way too white? Yes. But arguing about the show is healthy.

How a wealth tax could totally remake charity in the United States

Rudy Giuliani’s viral CNN meltdown over Trump and Ukraine, briefly explained

Game of Thrones is poised to smash its own Emmy record

The fall equinox is Monday: 9 things to know about the first day of autumn

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How Mama Jan, the vocal coach behind Justin Bieber and Drake, creates superstars

How Reese Witherspoon became the new high priestess of book clubs

Elizabeth Warren has just one plan

I’m a Latina who went to an elite institution. Kavanaugh culture dominates.

Trumpworld’s “the media is trying to cause a recession” conspiracy theory, explained

Bill de Blasio ends his befuddling 2020 bid

5 questions about labor strikes that you were too embarrassed to ask

What’s it like to own the most-visited Airbnb in the world

Here’s why the Amazon climate walkout is a big deal

Vox Sentences: A terrestrial invasion

Friends was a great show — that just happened to ruin TV comedy

Vaping. Brexit. Trump Foundation shenanigans. Today, Explained’s host breaks down his favorite episodes.