Sarah Miller

Climate & Energy

Canadian oil-sands driller aims to make nice with a stupid video game

Canadian oil-sands miner Syncrude has a little PR problem. So they made a video game where a buffalo tells everyone what a cool company they are.

Brazil plans to save endangered animals by cloning them

Pronto! Apontar! Clonar! (That's ready, set, clone, in Portuguese).

Cities

Alors! A wobbly bridge over the Seine! Tres magnifique!

The French may seem serious but when it comes to les bridges they are tres whimsical, no? As evidenced by a plan to build a wobbly bridge over the Seine.

Because every disaster needs its ridiculous problem, let’s talk about these people who gained five pounds after Sandy

Sandy was a monster. It leveled neighborhoods. People lost lives and homes. Some residents, however, have a complaint of a less grave nature.

Newfangled Google Mars is extremely rad

Mars always looked pretty good on Google Mars. But now thanks to fancy new camera action, it looks a lot better, and in more detail.

Business & Technology

This concrete can heal its own cracks, because it’s packed with bacteria

Most concrete is lazy. It sits around and waits for someone else to patch it. But not this, the Horatio Alger of concretes.

Meet the rubber chicken that makes people care about space

Rubber chickens have a reputation for being silly. Camilla, the rubber chicken mascot of NASA's Solar Dynamic's Lab, is anything but.

Business & Technology

Four teenage girls in Africa have invented a generator powered by pee

We are jealous we didn't think of this first.

We’ve figured it out: Climate deniers are really just scared of getting headaches

We know math sucks. But did you know thinking about doing it can cause physical pain? Maybe that's why so many people don't want to think about climate science.

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