Sarah Miller

Cities

Human-made 50-ton rainbow proves you’re not in Kansas anymore

Culver City, Calif., where the Wizard of Oz was filmed, is getting an infusion of magic and hope in the form of a 100,000-pound rainbow.

This company is planning to mine asteroids, and you could be their intern

A company looking to mine precious metals from asteroids needs interns to help them out with lots of things, such how exactly the heck to do that.

A tiny dumpster for your desk made out of recycled materials

Tiny dumpsters. For your desk. Or for neat storage of lots of stuff. Like magazines, and pens, and the scrolled-up, wax-sealed account of your first experience holding the tiny dumpster.

Cities

Barclays Center: Ugly, an insult to Brooklyn, and already leaking

The Barclays Center is an eyesore and didn't deliver the union jobs it promised. But luckily, it's apparently on track to fall down!

Living

Campfire-scented beard cologne lets you pretend you’ve been outside

There are these sticks you can rub in your beard so you smell like you've been camping, which seems like more fun than camping, except that people with beards love camping, so why would they need this? One wonders.

How to make the opera more interesting: Eat algae the singer grew on her face

An opera singer sings and her exhaled breath makes algae grow and the audience eats it to experience the magic of biotechnology and the non-magic of super disgustingness.

High schoolers run a solar-powered treatment plant that will give clean water to 750 families in India

This solar-powered water treatment plant, which will make 1,300 gallons of clean water every day, is owned and operated by high school students.

Why do you laugh when people fall down? Blame your ape ancestors

We laugh, and apes laugh too, and because we come from apes, we might laugh in ways that they laugh, but because we aren't apes, we laugh in some ways that are different.

100-year-old chestnut tree composes its own concert and light show

A tree in Berlin is the unlikely but cool source of a spontaneous concert.

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