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Humanity’s effort to take to the skies thwarted by jealous bees

Oh, bees. We've taken you into our homes (unwillingly) and our urban farms (on purpose), and this is how you repay us -- by trying to destroy the miracle of air travel?

Play along with Olympic cycling

The New York Times Magazine’s Christoph Niemann, who you might remember from the time he live-illustrated the New York marathon while running it, is now in London sketching the Olympics. This time, he’s playing around …

Here is an awesome photo of Curiosity parachuting down to Mars

This tiny jellyfish/hot air balloon-looking thing is actually the Curiosity rover on its way down to the surface of Mars, photographed by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Get used to this view, because once we’re forced to …

Living

If this photo doesn’t make you want to live in a tiny house, nothing will

We love us a good tiny house, but you know what is better than your run-of-the-mill tiny house? A tiny house on a tiny rock. A tiny house on a tiny rock in the middle …

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.

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