Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer is a Baltimore-based stand-up comedian, actor, retired roller derby announcer, and freelance writer. Follow his exploits at his website and on Twitter.

The Life Aquatic

Fabien Cousteau pulls a Spongebob to live at the bottom of the sea for a month

This grandson of Jacques just lived in a James Bond-style undersea capsule, studying the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs.

Climate & Energy

The global warming “pause,” explained by way of a cheeseburger

Turbo-charged trade winds have kept the hot side hot and the cool side cool, according to a new study. Sadly, it’s not gonna last.

Help us Obi Wan

Will people care about climate change if it happened long ago in a galaxy far, far away?

Climate change? BORING, says this scientist. That can be solved, however, with a little help from Star Wars.

Business & Technology

This gigantic urban “skyfarm” looks like a tree and grows food for the masses

With roughly 13 acres of hydroponic growing space, this thing looks like something straight out of some techno-utopia.

hot seat

Sit down, relax, and charge your phone at this cool new solar-powered smartbench

Not only will this bugger power your phone, it will tell you what's happening at the park before you even get there.

Business & Technology

Scientists could finally find extraterrestrial life – by spotting its pollution

Everyone knows that any intelligent life form is going to have a massive carbon tentacle-print. Now, thanks to a newfangled telescope, that should be easy to spot.

Kiss from a rose from a seal

Seals discover offshore wind farms are all-you-can-eat seafood buffets

Harbor seals are drawn in by the ample fish provided by these artificial reefs.

Climate & Energy

Norwegian reindeer are enjoying the balmy weather, breeding like bunnies

Sadly, these guys are the rare winners in a warming world full of losers.

Climate & Energy

George Harrison memorial tree falls victim to climate-driven irony

The tree was killed by, you guessed it: beetles.

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