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Cities

Impress all your air-breathing friends with a car that runs on air

Look, down on the ground! It’s an orange mole with no face! It’s a Weeble that says "air" on the side! It’s an M&M with wheels! No, it’s an Airpod -- a car that runs on compressed air.

Climate & Energy

These are probably the coolest-looking clouds you’ll ever see

Fair warning: Looking at these photos might make you want to be a cloudologist.

Polar bears are dying of zebra herpes

There’s a well-known doctor saying: “When you hear hoofbeats in Central Park, don’t expect zebras.” The idea is that the symptoms you’re looking at probably …

Food

This Auto-Tuned tribute to Five Guys will make you want a fast food burger

Of course, you only eat organic CSA vegetables, beef you’ve been introduced to by name, and pork hand-reared by a little girl named Fern. But …

Food

Freaky food sculptures will make you think twice about lunch meat

Artist Dmitry Tsykalov does some freaky things with meat. If you’re unlucky, his anatomical sculptures will make you feel pretty weird about eating things like …

Food

This video about GMOs is like watching your dad rap

If you’re against GMOs, but you don’t want to have to go through your full spiel every time you get in an argument, good news: …

Cities

LEGO Brooklyn is just as cool as the real thing and has fewer obnoxious residents

Jonathan Lopes' 400-square-foot replica is accurate down to minute details and features landmarks like the Fairway in Red Hook, Fire Engine House 226, and the A train.

Cities

Former Twitter CEO’s dream home is SF neighborhood nightmare

Evan Williams wants to build a net zero energy home in a historic San Francisco neighborhood. Who could possibly object to an internet entrepreneur using his hard-earned cash to build an eco-friendly house?

Cities

Now you can buy organic air in a can

I’m pretty strongly against most of the ideas in Mel Brooks movies becoming reality, but this one seems like a winner: canned air from cities …