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A new board game where kids rescue polar bears from real, melting ice

Meltdown comes with a special ice cube tray, so you can rescue polar bear game pieces from a tabletop-sized melting Arctic.

Business & Technology

Make your clothes last longer by coating them in flame-retardant fish sperm

Fish sperm makes a good flame retardant. It's also really great for mixing with fish eggs to make more fish to make more fish sperm.


Eensy-beensy baby octopus is a teeny wee octopus-head, yes it is

This is by far the most adorable thing that also kind of looks like the results of picking your nose that we've ever seen.


Tree that survived a tsunami has been made into a monument

If a tree could have balls of steel, this one would -- but instead it now has a spine of carbon and plastic leaves and branches.

One day these robotic bees might have to replace real ones

Look, they can fly!


Tired of disposable clothing? This sweatshirt has a 10-year warranty

If it rips or tears or otherwise starts to break down -- they'll fix it for you. Because they think that "not everything should be disposable."


Gun-toting killer dolphins are now running loose in the Black Sea

Remember how the Ukrainian Navy was supposedly strapping knives and guns to dolphins and turning them into highly skilled dolphin assassins? Well, some of those guys seem to have gotten loose.


Commemorate this senseless traffic death with delicious cookies

Katie Fisher was 24 when she died in a car accident. That, on its own, is a sad story, but it got worse.


Watch an alligator learn to use his prosthetic tail

Mr. Stubbs' rubber tail has the potential to quadruple his projected lifespan.

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