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Stop Drinking Bottled Water

There are few things on this planet I hate more than bottled water. Just the crinkling sound of someone wrapping their mouth around one of those squeaky garbage accordions fills me with rage. I stopped drinking it a long time ago—and you should stop drinking it, too.

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Alissa Walker

May 12th

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Giant Yacht Carrier Sinks into the Water to Swallow Ships and Then Rises to Transport Them

Giant Yacht Carrier Sinks into the Water to Swallow Ships and Then Rises to Transport Them

This is fun. Watch as this yacht carrier, the Super Servant 4, lowers its deck into the water so that tiny yachts and normal yachts and super yachts can all float and steer themselves on the water into their water parking spaces. And then watch the Super Servant 4 rise up and bring all the yachts out of the water. It’s a moving dock that transforms into a parking lot ship so that it can transport yachts to whichever other marina they need to get to.

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April 11th

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NYC Halts Work on Critical Water Tunnel, Because Who Needs Water

If the ongoing Flint water crisis has taught us anything, it’s that providing clean running water to millions of people is an optional luxury. Wait, that’s not right.

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Chris Mills

April 6th

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Coal Plants Use As Much Water As One Billion People Every Year

Add this to the very long list of why burning coal for energy is a horrible idea. The world’s coal plants are using enough water to easily fulfill the needs of a billion people for a year. What’s more, they’re often located in places where water is already scarce.

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Alissa Walker

March 23rd

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There’s Lead In the Water of 350 US Schools, And That’s Probably Only the Beginning

After Flint, it’s been disheartening to discover that lead contamination is far more widespread than originally thought. A new investigative report by USA Today claims that 350 schools and day cares across the country have tested above the EPA’s “action level” for lead content in water.

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Alissa Walker

March 18th

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El Niño Will Hit Us With a Weird Mix of Floods and Drought on Its Way Out

El Niño is almost ready to give way for the rise of its cold counterpart, La Niña. But before it goes, it has one more tough weather hit to throw at the US: a bizarre combination of flooding and an ever-intensifying drought.

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Ria Misra

March 17th

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Watch the Explosion That Happens When You Put This Piece of Metal in Water

Watch the Explosion That Happens When You Put This Piece of Metal in Water

Sodium, you know what that is. Water, you know what that is. Now watch one of the oldest chemistry class tricks, the combination of two things you already know for an explosion you might have forgotten: if you throw sodium metal into water, it basically sparks up real big and blows up nicely.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

March 16th

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This Portable Shower Reuses the Same Water for Two Whole Weeks

Indoor plumbing and unlimited clean water aren’t available everywhere. That’s why this clever, compact shower that recycles the same water several times—after purifying it after each use!—seems very handy.

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Bryan Lufkin

March 15th

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A New Durable Superhydrophobic Material Was Inspired by Shrinky Dinks 

Take a sheet of shrinkable plastic, like the stuff you find in Shrinky Dinks. Add a dash of of Teflon and—voila!—you have an incredibly simple new kind of superhyrdrophboc material.

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Jamie Condliffe

March 9th

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Flying Underwater Looks Like So Much Fun

Flying Underwater Looks Like So Much Fun

Obviously, you can’t actually fly underwater because people can’t fly (and it wouldn’t even be called flying since you’re underwater) but using this subwing attached to a boat, you can completely submerge yourself underwater and make it feel like you’re gliding through the air (but really cutting through the ocean). God, it must be so fun to do in clear water.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

March 9th

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