This bike is so light even a kid can lift it

This bike is called the BlackBraid, and it weighs only 11 pounds.


Calories make you fat, but sugary calories make you fat and diabetic

A big global study finds that sugar leads to diabetes.


At South by Southwest, even the free bikes will use Twitter

Sometimes, ad agencies have amazing ideas. Like bikes that tweet while you ride them.


Watch a helicopter rescue a deer stranded on ice by blowing it to shore

A deer stranded on the ice was pushed to safety with the air blast off a low-flying helicopter. Like James Bond for deer.


There must be 50 ways to share your sweater

We'd like to help you in your struggle to be free. Here's how to stop buying and start sharing, swapping, and renting clothes.

Climate & Energy

Al Gore’s ‘Reality Drop’ gamifies climate news commenting

Copy and paste pre-written science-y comments ... for the climate? Basically, the Climate Reality Project wants you to troll for change.


‘Peer-to-peer’ lending cuts out the Wall Street middlemen

Social lending outfits allow you to loan money to actual humans, providing a leg up for people who really need one.


Creepy scientists give tadpole eyes on the back of its body

Usually we don't go around calling people mad scientists, but this is definitely edging into that territory.


Mexico City has an awesome masked defender of pedestrians, and we’re jealous

Do not attempt to run over pedestrians in Mexico City. You will find yourself face to face with Peatónito.