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Animals

Giant LEGO wildlife is cooler than anything you made as a kid

The theme of the new installation at the Reiman Gardens, a massive public garden at Iowa State University, is “Nature Connects.” That usually means something …

Climate & Energy

12-year-old whose awesome speech floored 1992 Rio Summit returns to Rio+20 as a mom

At the original Rio summit,12-year-old Severn Suzuki became "the girl who silenced the world for six minutes" by giving a kick-ass speech to the assembled delegates.Twenty years later, her perspective has changed but her message hasn't.

Scary Food

Brace yourself: Burger King is introducing a bacon sundae

I was under the impression that the “put bacon on everything” trend had run its course, but if so, nobody sent Burger King the memo. …

Food

Faux-vintage ad shows you where you can shove that celery

I was kind of gutted when I took a second look at this ad and realized it couldn’t possibly be for real (as far as …

Pollution

Pollution makes carnivorous plants go vegetarian

Acid rain apparently has one benefit: It gives carnivorous plants so much nitrogen that they no longer need to eat meat. A new study has determined …

Solar Power

Solar-powered lasers could save us from asteroids

There are a few key facts to know about Earth being potentially hit by an asteroid, which could happen in about 25 years (so yes, …

Animals

Catch of the day: Weird blue lobster!

A fisherman in Nova Scotia named Bobby Stoddard has been catching lobsters for decades. And in early May, he had a catch unlike any he …

Living

Google is making a Street View for hiking trails

Lucky Google employees get to hike around all day with a camera and call it work, so that you can know what to expect when you get out on the trail.

Animals

Giant dog adopts baby chimpanzee

A zookeeper brought an abandoned baby chimp home to live with her mastiff and her mastiff puppies, at which point the chimp decided he was a dog. Here's a day in the life of the chimp and his adopted family.