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.
8 videos of dogs interrupting major sporting events
October 27, 2014, 5:20 p.m. by Shea Gunther
Take some time and enjoy watching these exuberant dogs delay major sporting events with their inappropriately timed play.
The souls of famous songs: 11 isolated vocal tracks
October 2, 2014, 11:23 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Get a peek into the heart of some classic tunes by listening to the teased-out isolated vocal tracks.
Bo-taoshi: Exploring the beautifully dangerous sport of pole-toppling
September 16, 2014, 12:41 p.m. by Shea Gunther
Watch as two teams face off in a brutal bid to topple their opponents' pole in this crazy Japanese sport.
Houseboats combine the best of tiny (on land or water)
September 12, 2014, 3:30 p.m. by Shea Gunther
Step on board and check out what life is like in these confined — but not confining — houseboats.
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