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Climate & Energy

Spoof Kickstarter celebrates the ‘New Canada’ with oil-filled souvenirs

LaMar DiCuois' fictional Kickstarter campaign will fund the development of oil-filled snow globes featuring Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cronies.


Scientists can 3D print lifelike tissue using only oil and water

You need only a few simple ingredients to make something amazing.


Where not to pee in NYC: Interactive map shows you where you’ll get busted

Gothamist made a map that shows where in New York people are peeing and getting arrested for it. What will they think of next? More public toilets?


A big battle over a tiny door in a San Francisco tree

There's a tiny door in a tree in San Fran's Golden Gate Park. People like it. Officials don't. Who will win?

Business & Technology

China is building buses so enormous that cars can just drive underneath them

The Chinese have invented a bus you can drive under. Let's get some of them. Now.


Paris will harvest energy from its marathon runners

On Sunday, 40,000 runners will expend A LOT of energy running all 26 miles of the Paris marathon. But for approximately 0.06 percent of the course, not all of that energy will go to waste.

Climate & Energy

This is the one graph that’s scarier than climate projections

And no, it's not from the jobs report.


Newly discovered species of spider is as big as your face

Have you ever been to Northern Sri Lanka? If you haven't, don't go now, because they have just discovered a new type of tarantula there and the thing is huge.


We really want to live in this floating Finnish village — and thanks to climate change, we’ll eventually have to

They're building some energy efficient floating condos in a little town in Finland. Maybe we will learn Finnish and retire to one and drink aquavit forever.

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