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This bike just might go 100 miles per hour

When he rides his new bike, Graeme Obree must look like a man who's been abducted by aliens and is struggling to get out of the weird, clear pod in which they've stored him.


Meat map shows you how to avoid antibiotics

For those people not interested in eating meat laced with chemicals and antibiotics, there is now a crowd-sourced map that lets you know where to get antibiotic-free meat.


After three days of water rationing, an entire city flushes its toilets at the same time

It was called the Big Flush.

Now you can download and print an entire house

A London-based design team has come up with DIY designs for “WikiHouses,” which let would-be home constructors download plans and “print” the components themselves rather than buying them in a factory. In practice, I am …

Here’s a nice story about a cute baby endangered sea turtle getting rescued

Cute turtle rehabbed by nice people at Florida's Marine Science Center is nurtured, returned to the wild.


Gorgeously painted manhole covers add beauty to city streets in Japan

Sometimes, the difference between a pleasant, livable city and a stressful one comes down to the details, things you might barely even notice but that influence you almost subconsciously. Municipalities in Japan have gotten at …

If you’ve got $206,500, you can bid on a piece of the moon

Haven’t you always wanted to own a piece of the moon that you could do whatever you wanted with — write your name on it, claim it in the name of Spain, tape it together …

Mysterious ocean ‘crop circles’ are actually built by fish

These structures look like the print of a massive octopus wearing fashionable shoes, but they're actually pufferfish sex palaces.

Charbroiled burgers create more air pollution than diesel trucks

A new study finds that trucks would have to drive 143 miles to produce as much pollution as one charbroiled burger.