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Human-made 50-ton rainbow proves you’re not in Kansas anymore

Culver City, Calif., where the Wizard of Oz was filmed, is getting an infusion of magic and hope in the form of a 100,000-pound rainbow.

Business & Technology

How Apple Maps could save the planet

When it comes to energy efficiency, Apple Maps blows Google Maps out of the water.

NASA’s incredible nighttime video shows you Earth as you’ve never seen it

This nighttime flyover of Earth has a handy informative commentary so you know what you're looking at, which makes it that much cooler.

This company is planning to mine asteroids, and you could be their intern

A company looking to mine precious metals from asteroids needs interns to help them out with lots of things, such how exactly the heck to do that.

Happy birthday, Yosemite National Park!

Yosemite National Park is 122 years old today, but it still looks pretty good.

Business & Technology

Look at this f*cking hipster Starbucks

This Starbucks doesn't want to be like other Starbuckses. It's different. It's cool. It dresses better. It listens to better music. And it's totally into locally sourced materials.

Underwater neighborhood puts the ‘sub’ in ‘suburb’

These underwater houses are built for fish, eels, and crustaceans. We can't wait for The Real World: 25 Feet Underwater in Cancun.

Business & Technology

IKEA plans to sell only LED light bulbs

Because IKEA is so fricking ubiquitous, this is actually a big deal.

Relax, here’s a video of a baby jaguar sleeping in a hand

Does just what it says on the tin.