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Road Salt Is Worse Than You Think!

Well the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful, but at the risk of sounding spiteful, salting roads ain’t rightful. That’s why this story I did write, full of alternatives that might pull us just that much further in our environmental fight, fool! You’re not a fool. That’s just, you know…I like …

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. …

It’s My Park: Al Oerter Recreation Center

It’s My Park: Al Oerter Recreation Center

The number of world-class sports venues at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens keeps growing. In early 2009, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cut the ribbon on a brand new recreation center here. It is named in honor of the legendary four-time Olympian discus thrower and Queens native Al Oerter. Welcome to the brand new Al Oerter …

4 DEADLY Carnivorous Plants

Anna: They snap, they trap, they stick, and they suck. This is the bizarre world of carnivorous plants—leafy creatures that eat everything from insects, to crustaceans, to mammals. I’m Anna, and this is Gross Science. The vast majority of plants only require a few things to survive: sunlight, water, air, and mineral nutrients, which they …

Why Are Marine Mammals So Big?

Why Are Marine Mammals So Big?

[♪INTRO] The blue whale is the largest animal that’s ever existed, heavier than even the biggest of dinosaurs. But scientists have debated why whales are so huge for a long time. The prevailing idea is that if you live in water, buoyancy allows you to get bigger than if you lived on land. But it …