This post is really just an excuse to make a nostalgic Sesame Street GIF. (Last week: Bread, biking, and barfing.)

A lonely plant wants you to tweet at it to help it grow.

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Fewer than one-third of climate pundits on Fox believe the planet is warming:

Vanilla flavoring in food and perfume comes from beaver pee:

Russia charges Greenpeace protesters with piracy:

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An 11-year-old discovered how to brew beer for astronauts:

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Spice-of-the-month club delivers you seasonal goodness:

The government shutdown is screwing over Antarctic researchers, among other people:

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