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U.S. bikeshares have killed a shocking number of people

Roughly 23 million bikeshare rides have been taken since 2007, but no one has died and accident rates are low, according to experts.

Climate & Energy

Ants will save the world! Wait, ants?

Ants might be able to speed up carbon dioxide absorption in rocks. Is this a viable way to fight global warming?

Rather than killing sharks, this town moves them away from human-infested waters

Recife, Brazil, has taken a shockingly non-hysterical approach to reducing shark attacks. Fly fishers everywhere call it catch-and-release.

There's an App for That

This new app may help design bike lanes in Germany

A free app traces cyclists’ routes as they ride onto a single map, intended to help city planners create new bike paths where they're needed most.


Harvesting energy from our eyelids? Don’t worry, it’s just art

An industrial designer and artist dreams up a line of devices that could pull energy from the human body.

Australia responds to shark attacks by … attacking sharks first

Reacting to an uptick in fatal great white shark attacks, the country’s Conservative Party has decided to kill any shark that comes anywhere near the beach.

joy index to the world

You’re happy and you know it — but how’s the rest of the world doing?

The Better Life Index tells us about the keys to global happiness. Sort of.

Dark Roast

Coffee taste like dirt? That’s because it might be

As climate change makes coffee beans scarcer, some counterfeit producers are already stretching their supplies by adding unsavory fillers.

Business & Technology

This architect builds with beer crates and recycled fabric, but don’t call him green

“I have no interest in ‘Green,’ ‘Eco,’ and ‘Environmentally Friendly,’" says Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Shigeru Ban. "I just hate wasting things.”

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