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Amazing street artist turns abandoned buildings into creepy, funny faces

Russian street artist Nikita Nomerz paints faces on buildings in out-of-the-way places.


Watch a penguin play games on an iPad

Considering that touch screens are not exactly optimized for seabird use, they're actually pretty good at it.


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.


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.


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.


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.


‘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?


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.


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?

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