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Help Smart Hydro Power Bring Clean, Green Energy to a Peruvian Cocoa Plantation

Based in Feldafing, Germany, Smart Hydro Power is a start-up company with an incredible mission: they've been developing a power source that's fuelled by flowing river water. The SMART kinetic hydro turbine they've designed generates electricity without harming

The Kansas City Royals Win, and a New Fan Gets a New Puppy

Katie Castan has her puppy. If you're not a baseball fan, those words may be completely nonsensical to you, so here's some background. Last week, Katie Castan's name and image went viral when television cameras spotted her at a Kansas City Royals playoff game. Show More Summary

What Prince Ea Wants You to Know

So here we are in 2014, and Charles Dickens' most famous words haunt the present day. In many ways, this is the best of times; the brightest minds have revolutionized the way in which we heal from illnesses, share information with each other and live our lives. Show More Summary

How Cute, Women Drinking Whiskey Like They’re Big Strong Men

I’m not saying I wouldn’t get along with the lady staffers at Buzzfeed, but Buzzfeed clearly does not employ women like my friends, for whom drinking whiskey isn’t this big, crazy, new thing. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t at least tried whiskey. Also, what’s with the faces? They look like Malôrt faces. For [...]

The Right to Vape

Smoking e-cigarettes has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a political movement as scientists and the government scramble to figure out if it’s even safe.

Rice Architecture Students Design Interactive Sculpture That Creatively Eavesdrops Across Campus

Most college students see contemporary sculpture as puzzling landmarks--useful only as visual markers and not to be touched. Rice University's recently installed Soundworm! sculpture, however, rejects that stereotype. Made up of a series of bright yellow twisting

Business for Authors and Creatives: a Conversation with Joanna Penn

What are the biggest challenges facing creatives who start out in business for themselves? Should you quit your day job or start building your creative enterprise in your spare time? How are your creative and business challenges likely to change over time? How do the massive changes in the publishing industry in recent years affect […]        

Some thoughts on military might: obesity, candy, and the USDA’s arms race

Mission: Readiness versus obesity As I noted in an earlier post, Mission: Readiness, an organization of former high-ranking military officials concerned about obesity and other health problems in military recruits and personnel, has issued a hard-hitting defense of USDA’s school nutrition standards. Show More Summary

How To Get A Pilot’s Attention… Not

Check out this epic video of two passengers trying to get the attention of the pilots after missing a flight. I'm not sure whether my favorite part is the onlooker casually observing that she thinks they missed their flight, or thatShow More Summary

From Russia to Amazonia, Rampant Ecocide

Russia is home to one fifth of the world's wild forests. Infuriatingly, they are cutting them all down. Join me for another segment of SOS from Los Angeles, California as I show the rampant ecocide from Russia to Amazonia. Earth's champion...Show More Summary

The Loneliest Frog in the World

Every morning when Mark Mandica opens the door, he feels a pit in his stomach. He knows that today could be the day that he discovers the last Rabbs' Fringe-limbed tree frog has passed away. When that day comes, his species will be extinct forever - another in a long and growing list of animals that are disappearing at an alarming rate. Show More Summary

Man Who Fired 'Warning' Shot at Daughter's Boyfriend Gets 20 Years in Prison (VIDEO)

Post by Kiri Blakeley. A 59-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to prison for 20 years for firing a "warning shot" at a man he says was threatening himself and his family. Lee Wollard was a biologist who worked at SeaWorld when he...Show More Summary

Terrifying Psychic With Ouija Board Hilariously Pranks Unsuspecting Customers (VIDEO)

Post by Jill Baughman. Oh man, weren't Ouija boards the best? I cannot even begin to tell you the hours upon hours my friends and I wasted gathered around one of those things. Though one of these said friends may or may not have admitted to pushing the planchette, hey, it was sufficiently entertaining for our simple, stupid minds at the time. Show More Summary

Model Gets Radically Honest About Body Image

Never in a million years did I imagine that the fear of being radically honest about my violent journey with body image and being courageous enough to take my shirt off outside the photo studio would birth an event that transformed the way we -- and I -- truthfully feel about body image. Amy Poehler says, "Great people do things before they're ready. Show More Summary

Flash Mob Interrupts Symphony With Powerful Mike Brown Protest (VIDEO)

Post by Ericka Sóuter. Now that the media hype surrounding Michael Brown's killing and the subsequent riots have died down, it's easy for some people to forget what happened that day. However, one group is intent on keeping the issue in the headlines in the most unusual way. Show More Summary

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Nick Jonas' Hairy Ass?

Nick Jonas has spent the better part of the last month promoting his new single, "Jealous," and his upcoming DirecTV series, Kingdom, with a dizzying media tour that has included not only interviews with several gay publications butShow More Summary

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is The Battleship That Screams

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is a big, heavy car. In fact, at 4,420 lbs, the RS5 is 60 lbs heavier than my Honda Odyssey Minivan, which combined with this particular shade of "Nardo Gray," has led me to lovingly refer to the car as "The Battleship." Thing is with 450 hp and a redline half-past-eight, this battleship hauls ass. Read more...

Guys Saying “I Love You” To Their Best Friends: I Have Questions

I’m not going to lie, male friendship is a mystifying thing to me. Whenever I overhear dude friends having really personal conversations, I feel like I’m hiding behind a bush observing a unicorn. Most of my best friends have been guys, and specifically straight guys, but our friendships have always taken on a different tenor [...]

The Queen’s Security Worries Over Palace Staff Having Sleepovers With Unvetted Tinder Randoms

An increasing number of staff members at Buckingham Palace, where the UK’s royal family hangs out, have been bringing people they meet on Grindr and Tinder back to their living quarters. The internet is now theorizing that this is raising the Queen’s blood pressure and that police at the palace are worried about how many [...]

The Legacy and Tragedy of the Life of Dr. Sophia Yin

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world's most respected and important veterinary behaviorists, committed suicide. She was 48. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of force-free, positive-reinforcement dog training. It would be hard to understate her contribution to the world of humane pet care. Show More Summary

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