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Business & Technology

Robots could make solar power super cheap

It’s a simple enough robot: an ATV equipped with a robotic arm and few cameras. But it’s already stealing green jobs from humans. Its suction cups grab onto the glass face of huge, power-plant-grade solar …

Food

This mobile restaurant brings the table to the farm

This mobile-home-as-restaurant might have won the war for most local food ever. Instead of bringing the farm to the table, the Buijtenkitchen is bringing the table to the farm. It’s basically just a hut with …

Living

J.K. Rowling’s sustainable-wood treehouse is a mini-Hogwarts

Every thing that J.K. Rowling thinks of is magic. Well, maybe not her novels for adults. But definitely this two-story treehouse that looks like a mini-Hogwarts.

Climate Change

William Gibson explains why global warming will make your grandkids hate you

Science fiction author William Gibson, who knows from the future (he’s the guy who invented the word “cyberspace,” in 1982 mind you), explained yesterday on Twitter that he’s concerned our descendants will hate us.

Fossil Fuels

Keystone XL is basically your douchey ex-boyfriend

What would Keystone XL look like as a human being? Probably how he's portrayed in this video.

Climate & Energy

Stephen Colbert is worried about how climate change will affect his cheese

Stephen Colbert has learned a few things about the current drought.

Animals

This walrus can whistle, growl, and gurgle on command

E.T., a 30-year-old walrus at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo, is clearly in training to replace Wilford Brimley. He has the looks down, and he’s working on his acting; he can already do eight different types …

Food

Ex-McDonald’s exec opens a healthy fast food restaurant

Mike Roberts, former president and CEO of McDonald's, co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant that aims to do healthy food on a fast-food scale.

Living

Carly Rae Jepsen communes with nature in her new video

If you were looking for the perfect capstone to your “driving your tiny car to the woods for an awesome camping adventure” mix, then your problems are solved: Just throw the whole playlist away and …

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