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High schoolers run a solar-powered treatment plant that will give clean water to 750 families in India

This solar-powered water treatment plant, which will make 1,300 gallons of clean water every day, is owned and operated by high school students.


How did we let another country beat us to pizza-encrusted candy bars?

America, I still believe in your ability to bang two junk foods together and make something horrible. But Pizza Hut Middle East scooped you on the pizza-dough-coated Kit-Kats.

Business & Technology

Internet genius wants you to ride around in a series of 900-mph tubes

PayPal founder Elon Musk is getting sick of waiting around for someone to build a bullet train. So he’s come up with an idea he calls the Hyperloop, a sort of mega-fast Futurama people-tube situation that …


New York is building the world’s largest ferris wheel in Staten Island

The city has decided to give tourists a reason to stay in the borough for longer than the time it takes to catch the next ferry.

Donate $5 to charity and these guys will dance in a bear suit, fix your resume, or walk your dog

Raise5 lets you get the warm fuzzy feeling of donating to charity, PLUS have someone design your business card, draw a picture of your hair, or remind you of good bits from the Simpsons.

Nazis kidnap Buddha statue from spaaaaaace!

There is an iron Buddha statue, just under 10 inches high, that has now been confirmed to be made from a meteorite

Absolutely the best animal photobomb ever

This stingray is all "Hey guys! Are we doing a group photo? Rad! You'll tag me on Facebook, right?"

Business & Technology

Climate change means you’re going to have to ski on snow made out of sewage

In the future, all the ski slopes will be doing what Arizona Snowbowl is doing this season: making snow out of sewage effluent.

Why do you laugh when people fall down? Blame your ape ancestors

We laugh, and apes laugh too, and because we come from apes, we might laugh in ways that they laugh, but because we aren't apes, we laugh in some ways that are different.