Living

Living

Potato bred to make perfect potato chips will kiiiiiill you

Scientists don't need fancy GM techniques to make weird plants that are not so good for human beings to consume.

Food

Idiot shoots horse on camera to promote horsemeat

An employee of a New Mexico slaughterhouse thought it would help bring attention to his horse-eating cause. It brought attention all right.

Living

This is the first two-headed bull shark ever seen

This is almost certainly not a result of pollution or the BP spill or whatever, but feel free to freak out, as it is probably a sign of the End Times anyway.

Living

Giant pandas get shipped around the world via FedEx

We're going to imagine they're in giant FedEx boxes and that someone has to pull a gigantic tab in order to open them and let the pandas out.

Living

Noble hunter rescues lost seal pup mysteriously stranded in a Swedish forest

The pup was four miles away from any open body of water.

Living

Shut up and look at this rescued baby polar bear

JUST LOOK AT HER.

Living

The most metal way to recycle your water bottles: Make them into DIY rockets

This may not be a sensible alternative to recycling, but it is an excellent alternative to NOT shooting flaming bottles at stuff.

Living

Ask Umbra: Is it cruel to kill insects?

A reader wonders if it’s OK to wear earrings made of butterfly wings. Umbra wants you to weigh in.

Living

You can help track the inexorable progress of this year’s cicada infestation

Every 17 years, the cicadas come. This time, we're prepared.