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VIDEO: Man saves rabbit from raging California fire

Fires continue to ravage Southern California. While the Thomas Fire rages in Ventura County, one man was captured on video rescuing a wild rabbit hopping near Highway 1 in La Conchita. As the animal jumped near the flames, the man followed until he was able to pick it up and carry it away.[...]

The ingenious duvet cover trick that will change your life (VIDEO)

Even with all of the modern conveniences we have at our disposal these days, there are just some things in life that no app in the world can make less annoying. Case in point: putting on a duvet cover. You may have simply accepted this...Show More Summary

Tesla's South Australia battery starts delivering power a day early

Elon Musk made an audacious bet earlier this year: he said his company would install a 100 megawatt (MW) battery system in 100 days to help South Australia beat blackout woes - or the project would be free. Not only did Tesla deliver on that promise, but the battery system actually started sending stored wind energy to the grid one day ahead of schedule.[...]

100% biodegradable, edible packaging is so much better than plastic

With so much plastic packaging polluting the planet, some people are working hard to develop viable eco-friendly alternatives — including this enterprise from Indonesia. Evoware makes food packaging out of an unexpected material: seaweed. Show More Summary

New rooftop solar hydropanels harvest drinking water and energy at the same time

Sunlight + Air = Water. It’s a seemingly befuddling equation, but it’s at the heart of a new solar hydropanel developed by Arizona-based startup Zero Mass Water. Called SOURCE, the panels can be installed atop any building just likeShow More Summary

Six delicious ways to reuse your Thanksgiving leftovers

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's time to find something to do with all of those leftovers! Although the holiday is one of our favorites, it often ends in people throwing out a huge amount of food that contributes to the 34 million tons of American food waste each year. Show More Summary

"The stuff nightmares are made of:" thousands of bluebottles on Australian beach

A couple happened upon an astounding sight recently while strolling on the beach in Australia. At Barlings Beach in New South Wales, Brett Wallensky and partner Claudia came across thousands of bluebottles, or Portuguese man o'wars, washed up on land. Such a freaky sight could be more common as climate change impacts our world.[...]

Whale mother can't let go of dead calf likely poisoned by plastic

The impact of humanity's pollution on nature became all too real in a heartbreaking clip from Blue Planet II. A mother pilot whale grieved her dead baby, carrying it around with her. The calf may have died because of industrial chemicals - and our plastic littering the oceans. [...]

Uber and NASA team up to launch flying taxis by 2020

Although Uber has suffered some setbacks recently in Europe, having recently been banned from London's streets, it seems to be clear skies in the United States for the ride-hailing/future self-driving car company. In a speech at theShow More Summary

Medicine drum woman builds beautiful earth home village in Joshua Tree, California

If you've ever wanted to stay in an earthbag dome home, here's your chance. When Lisa Starr first purchased land in Joshua Tree, California, she wasn't thinking about vacation rentals. Instead, the artist and drum medicine woman sought a place not too far from the coast where she could build a sustainable life for herself. Show More Summary

China's self-driving trackless train hits the streets of Zhuzhou

Back in June, Chinese company CRRC Corporation debuted a self-driving train that runs on virtual tracks - and it just officially hit the streets of Zhuzhou in China's Hunan Province. The Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) could ease emissions and traffic for a fraction of the cost of building a subway or streetcar system. Show More Summary

LGs new smartphone repels mosquitos using sound waves

Forget bug spray — LG recently unveiled a new smartphone that repels mosquitos using sound waves. The India-exclusive K7i smartphone is a fairly ordinary phone with a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Except its unique Mosquito Away feature sets it apart from other devices. Show More Summary

Twin brothers convert organic waste into truly biodegradable plastic

You know plastic is a problem. But Jeff and Dane Anderson, twin brothers in California, are trying to do something about that problem. They started a company, Full Cycle Bioplastics, to make a fully biodegradable plastic. They aren't the first to do so, but they utilize cheap, readily available organic waste to make their bioplastic.[...]

Tesla-powered trolley spotted charging in Minnesota

Tesla vehicles are the only ones that can charge via a Supercharger, at least at this time. So the sight of what looked like a custom-built orange electric bus charging up at the Oakdale Supercharger station in Minnesota raised a few eyebrows. A battery monitor seemed to show the electric bus actually charging up.[...]

11-year old inventor becomes "America's Top Young Scientist" for creating lead-detecting sensor

11-year-old Gitanjali Rao earned the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" when she won the this year’s prestigious Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The Colorado resident was recognized for inventing a sensor that can detect lead in water more efficiently than traditional methods. Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei installs huge fences in New York City to challenge Trumps border control measures

Ai Weiwei continues to address the refugee crisis through his latest multi-site, multi-media exhibition in New York City. In a campaign against Donald Trump’s border-control measures, the famous Chinese artist and human-rights activist has enclosed spaces throughout New York with gigantic security fences. Show More Summary

First ever video footage of wild sand cat kittens in Morocco

Get ready for cuteness overload. Researchers recently filmed sand cat kittens in the Moroccan Sahara, and they're crazy adorable. The team thinks this could be the very first time scientists "documented wild sand cat kittens in their African range."[...]

VIDEO: 60,000-year-old preserved underwater forest discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

When Hurricane Ivan formed in 2004, it did more than devastate regions of the Caribbean and the United States’ coast. According to the new documentary “The Underwater Forest,” it also unearthed a fossilized forest of cypress trees which grew more than 50,000 years ago. Show More Summary

World's fastest bullet train can travel between Beijing and Shanghai in 4.5 hours

Traveling between Shanghai and Beijing can take more than 12 hours by car, or over eight hours on public transportation. But a new bullet train could slash those travel times. China recently launched the fastest bullet train in the world that travels at a speed of 217 miles per hour.[...]

Man hits 162 mph on homemade rocket trike propelled by rainwater

Did you ever have the chance to make a bottle rocket in grade school? Daredevil athlete François Gissy applied those principles to a homemade water rocket trike, which he then zipped around the Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet in France. Show More Summary

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