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  • November 4, 2014
    Group hug! This is the R/C car disguised as a penguin that researchers in Antarctica are using to infiltrate emperor penguin colonies to study the birds without alarming them. It looks like its working. That or all the baby penguins have just always dreamed of having a robot... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2014
    Seen here looking like something I'd bet you I'll eat off the floor for $1, Pithovirus, a 30,000 year old virus recently dug up from permafrost in Siberia, plots world domination. The virus, which is harmless to humans but deadly to amoebas, is also the largest virus ever foun... / Continue →
  • July 26, 2013
    Because Santa has been looking for an excuse to buy a boat, the North Pole is melting and now a shallow lake sitting atop a sheet of ice. No word if it's deep enough to drown a naughty elf in, but I bet I could do it. *holding underwater* MY BIKE'S WHEEL CAME OFF, YOU LITTLE... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    OMG ADAM, IT'S STARTING. IT'S STARTING! This is a video of a GIANT 7.4 cubic km (~1.75 cubic mile) chunk of ice breaking off the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland (note: link has higher res video than I embedded after the jump). It was captured by James Balog as part of his doc... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    According to a recent study by Kew Gardens, climate change could wipe out the majority of the world's wild arabica coffee plants by 2080. Then we're left with growing coffee in greenhouses, or, worse, doing a bunch of coke just to be able to get out of bed in the morning. a w... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    $5 says I can run through that gas cloud without passing out. In news that should come as no surprise to anyone who's ever been dutch-ovened by a t-rex, scientists believe the methane produced by dinosaurs in the form of brutal, tornado-like farts caused early climate change. ... / Continue →