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Bold New Museum Exhibit Urges World to Save Washington State’s Nearly-Extinct Orcas

Two brothers, Jewell and Doug James, first started carving totem poles back in 2001 after 9/11. The brothers, both members of the Lummi Nation in Washington, created these poles as gifts meant to heal. They toured them around the U.S. and invited people to put their hands on them because people are what make the poles…

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The Best Way to Remove Invasive Species? Greedy Goats

Connie Rieper-Estes likes to name her goat babies in batches. There are the cookie goats: Snickerdoodle, Biscotti, Nutter Butter, and Black and White Cookie. Before them came the ice cream-themed names: Neopolitan and Caramel Sundae. What better names to give a bunch of hungry goats?

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Inside the Quest to Discover Super-Corals at the Bottom of the Sea

In the inky depths of the Gulf of Mexico, pearly white corals crisscross the seafloor, their translucent tentacles swaying to the current like flower petals on a midnight breeze. Lophelia pertusa brings life to what is often considered a cold, dead wasteland—and now, scientists are now bringing it back to the surface…

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Pacific Crabbers Are the First Big Industry to Sue Big Oil

In 2015, the crab pots sat empty and boats sat idle in small towns up and down the California coast. A wave of warm water—dubbed the Blob—had washed over the West Coast, bringing with it a toxic algae bloom that infected Dungeness crabs with a potent neurotoxin.

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Here’s The Actual Basketball From The Cover Of NBA Jam

The iconic cover to NBA Jam, with its image of a logo-adorned basketball smashing through some paper, is not an illustration. It’s a photo, and this is the model, 25 years later.

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Lego Recreated James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 Complete With Ejector Seat and Hidden Machine Guns

No one watches James Bond movies for Bond, or the over-the-top diabolical plans of the film’s villains. We’re there for the gadgets, which Lego’s designers have carefully recreated in this feature-packed replica of the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that Sean Connery drove during his time as 007. I’ll never have an ejector…

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Slo-Mo Footage of Fireworks Blowing Up a BBQ Is the Best Way to Spend the Fourth of July

You’re doing the Fourth of July wrong if you’re not spending it with lots of food, lots of fireworks, and lots of tiny flags. But if you’d rather just stare at your phone all day, director David Ma has combined all the requisite Fourth of July traditions into a slo-mo extravaganza of patriotic destruction.

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This Trippy Roller Coaster Ride-Along Will Make You Vomit Faster Than the Real Thing

Jeb Corliss brought along a GoPro Fusion 360-degree camera during a ride on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Goliath roller coaster. But instead of using the footage to create an immersive VR experience, he instead turned it into a fantastically trippy 2D video that will make you dizzier faster than riding the real thing.

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How a Winter With Elk Changed My Life

Before Kanye slapped an iPhone shot of the Tetons on his new album, but after we ruined Niagara Falls, in part prompting the creation of an entire system of protected federal land, I spent a winter in Jackson, Wyoming working under what I can safely say is the best job title I’ll ever have: sleigh ride naturalist.

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You Can Smoosh Aluminum Into a Working Frying Pan Using a Powerful Hydraulic Press

Proving it’s the most versatile and useful tool in your kitchen, not only can you turn aluminum foil into a razor-sharp knife, but if you’ve got access to a giant hydraulic press, you can also smoosh it into the shape of a frying pan that actually works, solving any sudden frying emergencies.

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