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Google Maps can now make you a virtual mountain climber

Google Maps gets you from your house to Petco. And now it gets you to the world's highest peaks.

How scientists are bringing this weird, extinct, baby-barfing frog back from the dead

The frog DNA sat around for 40 years before scientists used cloning technology to bring the species back to life.

Watch a penguin play games on an iPad

Considering that touch screens are not exactly optimized for seabird use, they're actually pretty good at it.

Best Kickstarter ever: This fourth-grade class is building its very own solar array, and you can help

Aaron's Class started their Kickstarter with the goal of raising $800. So far, they've raised $3,500.

Red, Bike & Green wants to shift the color balance in bicycling

The Bay Area's bicycling culture was lacking in the diversity department. Jenna Burton set out to change that.

You eat less if you know exactly how many miles you’ll have to walk to burn it off

A recent study shows little changes to menus can make a big difference to health outcomes.

Awesome 17-year-old geek wins $100,000 for her bedroom biofuel lab

Sara Volz's experiments with algae could create cheaper, more efficient biofuel.

This guy built an authentic passenger rail car in his basement

To make this subterranean transit-geek wonderland, self-described "train-obsessed nutcase" Jason Shron went in with a friend on a decades-old train car that was slated to be scrapped.

Ask Umbra: On holey jeans, holey socks, and dyeing clothes

Readers ask about that holiest of all topics: their clothes. Umbra sends some smoke signals up the Grist chimney.