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Business & Technology

Rental jeans let you cover your butt without the commitment

Don't endure the torture of buying a pair of jeans and keeping them forever! Just lease them!

Living

Watch a scared penguin get up the nerve to jump in the water

This penguin seems to have momentarily forgotten that he is a seabird. Hey penguin, what are you, CHICKEN?

Climate & Energy

Dried-up pee from small fuzzy creatures has a lot to offer climate scientists

Hyrax communities also tend to settle in at particular spots. So these pee records can go back millennia -- scientists found one spot where hyraxes have been peeing for 55,000 years.

Living

‘Super mega-pod’ of 100,000 dolphins covers 35 square miles

It was seven miles long, five miles wide, and it contained an estimated 100,000 dolphins.

Living

Snake wearing a sweater — NSFW

It's nice to knit your snake a sweater so he won't be cold in the winter, but maybe don't make it pink.

Living

Ask Umbra: What eco-gift should we give our employees?

A reader has visions of free travel mugs in every cubicle. Umbra offers a steaming cup of good advice.

Living

Fish swimming in water contaminated by anti-anxiety drugs turn into weird loners

Perch are usually shy and hang together for protection, but they start acting antisocial and fearless when they swim around in drug-laced water.

Business & Technology

The Tesla/N.Y. Times fight is a sideshow

Arguing over the precise performance characteristics of one electric car on one trip tells us nothing about how we need to change our transportation system.

Living

Drop the hammer: How to botch a simple DIY gardening project – and find a better way

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, sets out to build a mini greenhouse and finds that carpentry might not be her thing.