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Watch this video and you will never need to waste an apple core again

All those times you ended an apple with a spitty, chewed-up core in your hand could have been avoided.

Business & Technology

This cellphone charger runs on water

Soon, you will be able to charge your cell with water. Oh, and this contraption that costs like 200 bucks.


The Recycled Orchestra is heartwarming and also a little depressing, maybe?

The Recycled Orchestra teaches kids to play instruments made of trash. Which is awesome, even if some of the messaging makes us kind of uncomfortable.


Your lipstick probably has lead in it

Maybe you were born with unsafe levels of lead in your body. But maybe it's Maybelline.

Climate & Energy

You can apply to be a professional polar bear spotter

Do you have outdoors experience, good eyesight, firearms expertise, and a loud voice? You could go work for the governor of the Svalbard Islands, spotting polar bears.


A Chinese group has been selling fox and rat meat as mutton

This isn't the only group selling sketchy meat in China: Police say they've arrested 904 people for similar offenses.


This is what happens when you don’t double-check your GPS

You know cars can't climb stairs. We know cars can't climb stairs. But this driver, and more importantly his GPS, did not seem to know that cars can't climb stairs.

Business & Technology

This nuclear plant tried to fix a leak with plastic, tape, and broomsticks

That's fine if you're a college kid with a leaky pipe in a house that you pay $200 a month for to a landlord who lives in the Bahamas. But this is a nuclear power plant!

Business & Technology

Watch a solar plane fly across America

The current leg of its trip will take the plane from California to Phoenix, but Solar Impulse is in it for the long haul, crossing the entire country in the next few weeks.

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