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Business & Technology

Seaweed toothpaste can kill bad plaque bacteria

Researchers in England were studying seaweed enzymes to see if they could clean bacteria off the hulls of ships, when they were suddenly struck by …

Animals

Antarctic moss eats 8,000-year-old penguin poop

Earlier this year, a slightly horrifying factoid made its way around the internet: Penguins poop so much that piles of their poop can be seen …

Climate Change

Staggering video of a family returning to their destroyed home after Colorado fires

“I’m convinced that this planet is warming and that this is part of the result of that,” says Colorado wildfire victim Hani Ahmad while looking …

Cities

San Diego set off all its fireworks at once, and HOLY CRAP IT LOOKED AMAZING

Check out photos and videos of San Diego accidentally setting off 20 minutes worth of fireworks simultaneously.

Green Cars

Ultimate green car drops your carbon footprint to zero, by killing you

The Onion shares a really innovative green breakthrough: The Prius Solution kills you with a spike as soon as you get in.

Food

List of presidents’ favorite foods is surprisingly fascinating

I would not expect a list of favorite White House breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to be all that interesting, but Sarah Marshall has posted one …

Cities

Artist turns abandoned home into human-sized dollhouse

Abandoned buildings tend to make a community feel sketchy, whether it’s an urban area or the town of Sinclair, Manitoba, Canada. So when artist Heather …

Climate Change

Radiohead, Jude Law, and Greenpeace make a sad, sad polar bear video

Here are so many things that we like, all in one place.

Animals

Tablet apps teach apes to write emails

Sometimes, when sitting with an iPad and raptly poking Uzu with your finger, you probably feel a little like an ape, admit it. That’s because …