What's the deal with those giant ice balls washing ashore on Lake Michigan?
January 11, 2015, 5:17 p.m. by Shea Gunther
If you know how oysters make pearls, you're half the way to understanding this curious ice phenomenon.
Meet Jake Browne, a professional marijuana critic who is living the high life
December 30, 2014, 12:45 p.m. by Shea Gunther
Find out how this stand-up comedian, writer and entrepreneur found his dream job.
Are abandoned oil and gas wells dumping methane into the atmosphere?
December 18, 2014, 9:28 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Researchers at Princeton recently studied the question, and what they found was not pretty.
How broke is Detroit? Fire stations get alerts by fax and soda can
December 11, 2014, 9:12 a.m. by Shea Gunther
That's no typo. The Detroit Fire Department has to rely on an antiquated, jury-rigged alert system that involves a fax machine and soda can full of coins.
Battery + magnets + copper coil = World's tiniest electric maglev train
December 9, 2014, 8:41 a.m. by Shea Gunther
You can turn a handful of ingredients into your own miniature magnetic levitation system.
Is the OpenWorm Project creating life from keystrokes?
November 19, 2014, 11:03 a.m. by Shea Gunther
It's an ambitious goal — build an exact replica, down to the neuron, of the small nematode C. elegans. When does a digital roundworm become real?
Watch Il Capo, the master of marble, orchestrate the extraction of massive stone blocks
November 12, 2014, 1:40 p.m. by Shea Gunther
With just a few flicks and twists of the wrist, the quarry chief directs the mining of huge blocks of beautiful Italian marble in a feat of industrial artistry.
Energy lawyer argues that protesters' snarling faces constitute assault (and no, this isn't The Onion)
November 10, 2014, 3:12 p.m. by Shea Gunther
A lawyer for energy giant Kinder Morgan recently argued that seeing the faces of snarling pipeline protesters could constitute a form of assault. Seriously.
California drought is driving the depletion of irreplaceable groundwater
November 3, 2014, 4:35 p.m. by Shea Gunther
A new study by NASA scientist James Famiglietti quantifies how fast we're pumping water out of California's aquifers in response to the drought.
Waste a little time: Watch animals being total jerks
November 3, 2014, 10:15 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Even the most die-hard animal rights activist has to admit that sometimes, animals can be jerks. Check out a few good examples here.
One woman met a stray dog — and changed everything for a forgotten breed
5 homemade lip scrub recipes
Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists
This sweet-looking kitty is one of Africa's deadliest cats
Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He's back, and it's happening
What's that sound? 7 wildlife calls you might hear in your backyard