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Climate & Energy

The world’s about to get its first entirely solar-powered country

By next week, the tiny island nation Tokelau will be the first solar-powered country in the world.

Living

Here’s the real story behind this see-through hermit crab

This awesome photo of a hermit crab in a glass shell has been going around the internet, attached to a story about New Zealand scientists using the glass shells to lay bare the crabs’ inner …

Living

What to do when an elephant crashes your pool party

How cool would it be to catch an elephant wandering up to your pool and checking out the scene? And how terrifying would it be if you were actually in the pool, the size of …

Living

These artists print photographs onto living grass

Usually when you say an artist is "into grass," it's because you're in your 60s and use outdated drug slang. But artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey honestly do amazing things with grass, i.e. the plant people make lawns out of.

Animals

Here is an anteater getting wasted

Listen, tamanduas are just like you, or Carrie Bradshaw, or the French. When they want to unwind, they go for a glass of red wine. And we all know where that leads:

Renewable Energy

This artificial waterfall will power Olympics 2016

This is Rio de Janeiro right now: “Hey, London, nice job with the terrifying brain slug mascots and logo that evokes cartoon incest. We’ve also been doing some design innovation for our Olympics! Yeah, we just made …

Biking

I am kind of in love with these glowing fish bikes

As I always say, a woman needs a man like I need a fish-bicycle. Which is why I got married, I guess, because I need this fish-bicycle pretty bad.

Living

Here’s a tiny greenhouse for your tiny home

There’s no reason that your tiny house should mean you have to sacrifice the luxuries that make great spaces. May we recommend this tiny greenhouse to go in your tiny house?

Pollution

The Pacific Ocean is becoming caffeinated

While the concentrations aren't exactly espresso-level, it's still cause for concern.

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