John Metcalfe

Re Made Co.

This $350 Plunger Inspired by Abraham Lincoln Doesn't Actually Exist

Somebody is marketing a joke line of super-fancy, homemade toilet plungers.

Environment Agency

What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed

What could be the worst tidal surge in six decades has swamped parts of the U.K. but not London, thanks to the miraculous Barrier.

This 'Urban Clothespin' Is Solar-Powered and Glows in the Dark

Yup, somebody has given the humble clothespin a "sustainable twist."

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Climate Change Is Creating Anxious Fish

Acidic oceans are stressing out fish, say researchers, and that's not good for global food security.

Honda

In the Future, We Will All Scoot Around on Robotic Stools

That's the vision of Honda, anyway, which has invented a Segway-like pedestal for personal mobility.

Please, Allow Yahoo! Autocomplete to Insult Your City

This wonderfully poisonous map shows what Yahoo!'s search engine thinks of places, such as "Chicago is so two years ago" and "Philadelphia is ugly."

Reuters

The Sad Disparity Between the Money the Philippines Needs, and What It Got

The world promised a lot of financial assistance after Typhoon Haiyan, but little of the cash has actually materialized.

John Metcalfe

Believe It or Not, This Weird Funnel-Shaped Thing Is a Bike Rack

Meet the first person in America to embrace the European "Cyclepod."

Russia's Olympic Woes Compound as a Torch Runner Catches Fire

It's just the latest screeching derailment in the slow-moving train wreck that is the 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay.

Terry Hope

The Quest for a Super-Light Electric Bike Powered by Solar Panels

This prototype "green" e-cycle can creep forward on the power of the sun alone, no battery required.

Italian Towns Are Getting Bombarded With Volcanic Rocks

The erupting Mount Etna made for some tooth-chipping weather this weekend.

Natalya Egon / Noel Turgeon

Instead of Plowing Snow, What If We Shaped It Into Fun Climbing Mountains or Dunes?

Two designers have an inventive idea for how cities could transform snow removal.

Walt Disney Tagged This Door, and Other Early American Graffiti

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has assembled a fantastic collection of art and tagging, including a face from 1777 drawn in a British soldier's blood.

Vogmask

China Keeps It Classy With Designer Smog-Filtration Masks

What pairs best with the Asian brown cloud? Try the "Vogmask."

Science Gallery

People Are Making 'Human Cheese' Using Belly-Button Bacteria

It's true, and it's utterly disgusting.

Reuters

Batkid Cost San Francisco $105,000, Says Paper

It turns out making a cancer survivor's dreams come true isn't cheap.

A Military-Grade Wheelchair That Could Scale Mountains

The Austrian-made "Ziesel" has tank treads and plows through snow like a nitro-fueled riding mower.

Reuters

Philippines Typhoons Disproportionately Kill Baby Girls

Young girls have a higher risk than boys of perishing in the months and years after a typhoon, say researchers.

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.