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Finally, a positive consequence of climate change: More penguins!

Sure, global warming sucks -- unless you're an Adélie penguin. Then it's the best!


Scratch-and-sniff this magazine to get a whiff of Mexico City

Swallow Magazine calls itself "the anti-foodie food magazine."


Super-strong ‘wonder material’ is made with just algae, water, and sunlight

Here are just a few of the things you could make with nanocellulose: a boat that can carry 1,000 pounds of cargo, bulletproof glass, wound dressings, electronic wallpaper.


Climate change will help weird killer bugs take over the world

As a new study shows, these tree-attacking insects thrive in hotter places -- which, soon enough, will be everywhere.


Someone stole 11,000 pounds of Nutella and I wish it was me

They're going to have a hard time eating it all, but we are willing to help.


Your internal organs have a sense of smell

New research indicates that organs that we usually don't think of as having anything to do with smelling have the same olfactory receptors as cells in found in noses.


The next popemobile could be powered by bike

This is a serious vehicle. It has a bulletproof booth for the pope, with air conditioning powered by rooftop solar panels.


London’s going to power 40,000 homes with used kitchen grease

You know how you're not supposed to pour oil and bacon fat down the drain? Before that oil and fat gets discarded, the city's going to collect it and use it to run "the world's biggest fat-fuelled power station."


Here’s what it would look like if we connected every subway from Canada to Mexico

We'd still have next to no coverage in the Midwest.

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