Sometimes it seems like researchers design experiments specifically to win an Ig Nobel prize. How else do you explain a paper titled "Implanted Biofuel Cell Operating in a Living Snail"?
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Sure, it’s green to raise chickens in your backyard, but it’s a tragedy that they have to live in rough-hewn, generic coops. What about your chickens’ sense of style and feng shui? Luckily, Williams-Sonoma takes this problem seriously.
The Sierra Club's anti-coal campaign has shut down proposals for 166 coal-fired power plants.
You go, grandpa. I think we can overlook a little sidewalk-riding for a guy who was born before television.
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What do the latest hydrogen fuel production technology and your tramp stamp have in common? They both take inspiration from butterfly wings.
I’m pretty sure this is the ultimate eco-product: a biodegradable shoe modeled after the Amazonian practice of painting resin onto one’s feet to protect them. Should you invest in these lovelies? Let us examine the advantages and disadvantages. Advantages: You can dispose of them in a compost bin. (Pre-shredding required.) You can get rid of the weird foot smell by washing them. They roll up really tiny! They are less weird-looking than those creepy shoes that look like gloves for feet.
In the northern Indian province of Assam, there's a forest named after one man — not a politician, or a historical hero, but a guy who lives there today. It's named after him because he planted most of its 1,360 acres.
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