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Cities

Awesome idea: Require a cycling test to get a driver’s license

As a cyclist, sharing the road with cars is scary, for obvious reasons: They’re gigantic metal objects moving fast enough to kill you. But as a driver, sharing the roads with cyclists is also kinda …

These bands are ditching tour buses for tour bikes and tour trains

Tour buses are basically synonymous with sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll, and also that scene in Almost Famous that guaranteed you’ve still got “Tiny Dancer” in your head. But now some bands are ditching …

Meet the internet’s newest sexy science star, Mohawk Guy

Sure, ostensibly you stayed up to watch Curiosity land. But you just couldn’t keep your eyes off the handsome specimen with the star-spangled ‘hawk. Seven minutes of terror? Try seven minutes of HELLO, NURSE. As …

You will not be able to stop looking at this penis snake

Seriously, Nature, what are you ON?

Climate & Energy

It’s so hot in Oklahoma that this squirrel melted

The squirrel decided it would be a mistake to drink ice water without first lying around on top of it for a while. Basically, this is a reverse sauna for squirrels.

Living

2-year-old girl’s bionic arms are the world’s best use of 3D printing

Emma has a congenital disorder that means she doesn't have the muscle strength to lift her arms by herself. But hey, no big deal -- this 3D-printed robot exoskeleton can do it for her.

Rangers rescue adorable seal in thong bikini

Losing your bikini bottoms in the ocean isn’t just embarrassing/sexy — it’s also a potential ecological hazard, apparently. Just ask this young seal, except he WON’T ANSWER because he’s got his THROAT stuck in a …

Cities

Here’s an Olympic gold medalist taking public transit

Here’s fencer Ruben Limardo of Venezuela, hours after winning top honors in men’s epee, toting his medal home on the London tube. Dude may have been working his ass off all day, and he may …

Cities

Crowdfund your community project with Brickstarter

Bryan Boyer and Dan Hill may be saints, sent down on high by the God of City Planning. They have come up with a tool that may actually make the process of improving a neighborhood …

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