Climate & Energy

Al Gore’s ‘Reality Drop’ gamifies climate news commenting

Copy and paste pre-written science-y comments ... for the climate? Basically, the Climate Reality Project wants you to troll for change.


‘Peer-to-peer’ lending cuts out the Wall Street middlemen

Social lending outfits allow you to loan money to actual humans, providing a leg up for people who really need one.


Creepy scientists give tadpole eyes on the back of its body

Usually we don't go around calling people mad scientists, but this is definitely edging into that territory.


Mexico City has an awesome masked defender of pedestrians, and we’re jealous

Do not attempt to run over pedestrians in Mexico City. You will find yourself face to face with Peatónito.


Smooth move: How to apartment hop without harshing the planet’s mellow

The average American moves more than 11 times in his/her lifetime, according to the interwebs. Is there a way to get 'er done and be green about it?


Little kid writes adorable letter apologizing for taking sticks out of Yosemite

Yosemite Junior Ranger Evie's code: Take only pictures, leave only painfully cute apology notes for accidentally taking sticks as well.


Titantic replica will have to dodge even more icebergs than the original

Possibly-crazy rich guy Clive Palmer is spending his hard-earned fortune on building a replica of the Titanic.


We used to respect animals enough to give them a fair trial before putting them to death

What changed? Factory farming was introduced.


This funny-looking creature is your ancestor, and it needs a name

The best option right now is to call it the "hypothetical placental mammal," which doesn't really have much of a ring to it.