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The downside of Greek yogurt: Seas of fish-killing toxic byproduct

All that Greek yogurt you're eating is creating a toxic byproduct: gallons upon gallons upon gallons of acid whey.


The future of urban farming is pink

The reality of vertical farming could be a little bit weirder and a little bit less natural-looking than we usually imagine.


Amtrak may start allowing pets to ride with you

Technically all the animals will be in kennels, but we're going to cling to our fantasy of being whisked through the countryside in a pile of cats and dogs.


Artist displays chunks of real glaciers as sculpture

This exhibit at MoMA consists of glacier chunks, flown from Iceland, sitting in an artificially cooled room. Maybe not the most environmentally friendly statement.

Climate & Energy

Watching a tornado victim find her lost dog will make you feel at least a little better for at least a minute

Thank goodness for one little bitty bit of good news.


Fourth-grade filmmaker sneaks a camera into the cafeteria to document his gross school lunch

Zachary Maxwell sneaked a camera into his school cafeteria. From that footage was born his aptly titled documentary, "Yuck."


This egg needs to be guarded 24 hours a day, because British egg collectors are CRAZY

Conservationists have been trying to bring common cranes back to Britain, and now one pair has laid an egg.

Prague’s “love subway” will let single people find romance while they commute

It'll basically be like Amtrak's quiet car, except instead of sitting in silence, everyone will be scanning the car like they would a bar on a Saturday night.

Climate & Energy

Staggering time-lapse footage of the Oklahoma tornado

Watch Monday's deadly tornado go from a neat, eerie-looking funnel to a giant mess of wind and destruction.

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