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Business & Technology

Bikers are better than drivers for the economy

Bikers, it turns out, are better consumers than car-drivers.

Food

11 bacon recipes that will kill you (and why you will eat them anyway)

Bacon is amazing. It is especially amazing when paired with other things. Like beef. And cheese. And pizza. And more bacon.

Meet Moses, the orphaned baby elephant raised by a human mom

Moses is 7 months old, 220 pounds, and needs 24-hour care and a bottle feeding every two hours during the night. His human mom, Jenny Webb, is up for all of it.

Cities

Trampoline bridge would be the best-ever way to get across a river

This proposed inflatable bridge has 90-foot trampolines and a view of the Eiffel Tower. Who needs to see the rest of Paris?

Skydive from space recreated in LEGO

If you missed Felix Baumgartner's freefall jump, which sponsor Red Bull swears will have scientific validity, you can see it recreated at 1:350 scale with LEGOs here. Or you could watch the video, I GUESS.

Water-spout jetpacks are hands down the coolest personal transport we’ve seen

These jetpacks, which hold you up on columns of water, are not an alternative to cars (yet). But they look like the funnest EVER.

Climate & Energy

Squirrel population explosion: Less cute than it sounds

Because it was so warm last winter, there are now tons of squirrels around. And they're hungry.

Business & Technology

Electric bike technology is making wheelchairs more badass

Electric bikes: not just good for the environment, also good for humanity.

Here’s Bob Ross feeding a baby squirrel with a bottle

It's a video of "happy little trees" painter Bob Ross feeding a squirrel from a bottle. There's really just nothing else to say about this.

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