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Living

Best Kickstarter ever: This fourth-grade class is building its very own solar array, and you can help

Aaron's Class started their Kickstarter with the goal of raising $800. So far, they've raised $3,500.

Cities

New York is getting rid of rats by sterilizing them

There are too many rats. So they're going to sterilize them. Seems like a plan.

Living

You eat less if you know exactly how many miles you’ll have to walk to burn it off

A recent study shows little changes to menus can make a big difference to health outcomes.

Living

Awesome 17-year-old geek wins $100,000 for her bedroom biofuel lab

Sara Volz's experiments with algae could create cheaper, more efficient biofuel.

Food

‘Yogurt for men’ comes with its own abs

Why should women be the only ones who get to sit around listing off stereotypes about their gender while eating oversweetened fat-free yogurt glop?

Living

This guy built an authentic passenger rail car in his basement

To make this subterranean transit-geek wonderland, self-described "train-obsessed nutcase" Jason Shron went in with a friend on a decades-old train car that was slated to be scrapped.

Food

Finally, a cereal that gives you serious sexual power

Sexual health is important, say the makers of a cereal for sexual health. Which make us wonder, if it's so important, how can it just, like, go in a cereal?

Food

This beige liquid could be the only food you need to eat for the rest of your life

It's beige and it's not that exciting. No, it's not carpet. It's food.

Living

Hundreds of sea lion pups are mysteriously washing ashore in California

What the hell is going on? Why are so many dehydrated and malnourished baby sea lions washing ashore? And do they need us to take some of them home?

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