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The Ukrainian Navy teaches dolphins how to kill people

The Ukrainian Navy is supposedly training dolphins to kill people. This is not the first time dolphins have been used in military strategy, but it is probably the most violent task that's been asked of them. Now that's what we call progress!

Dolphins can stay more or less awake for 15 days straight

Scientists have known for awhile that dolphins can stay awake by turning only half their brains to sleep mode. What they do not know is how long dolphins can keep this up.

Climate & Energy

This 18-mile-long crack in Antarctic ice could birth an iceberg bigger than Manhattan

It might look like a hairline fracture from that far above, but it's actually massive.

These crocheted chandeliers are recycled from fashion industry leftovers

British designer Naomi Paul's lamps provide lighting designed to be flattering to both your face and your sense of goodwill.


N.Y.C. could solve congestion with a halo-like sky walkway

It's a little bit dreamy.

Construction of school building halted by newts

You can't build a school on an endangered newt habitat, so, uh ... everyone go home, I guess!

Bite your nails, then cry like an infant as conservationists rescue a baby elephant from a well

Clear your schedule. This one is going to keep you and your feelings busy for a while.

Entirely vegetarian cheeseburger is made out of leaves

Technically it's not edible. But it's really pretty!


They’re giving away free trees to plant in Philly!

Two per household. And you have to own the house, and plant it on your property, not the sidewalk. Those are the rules. Go for it.

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