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Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011Life-Size Hot Wheels Track Breaks World Record

As far as publicity stunts go, this is pretty great: a giganto-sized orange Hot Wheels set. And unlike the ones you played with as a tyke, the car didn't go crashing into a wall, but broke a distance world record. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011Fiskars UpRoot Weed Puller: The Crabgrass Assassin

The Grandpa's Weeder has always been an effective weapon against invasive species like thistles, dandelions or crabgrass. Fiskar's took that classic design, incorporated modern materials and produced theUpRoot-the Lee Majors of lawn care implements. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011The Magic Powder Made from Crab Shells That'll Keep You From Bleeding to Death

Bleeding profusely is no fun. And when it happens, you need to stop it. Fast. So researchers created Celox, a clot-inducing granular hemostatic agent. Using crab shells. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011iCloud Is Coming to WWDC

Apple is finally ready to show off iCloud, its cloud service that they built that massive data center for. It was always a matter of when, rather than if, but at WWDC, we'll finally get to see what they're planning. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011Wind Turbines May Not Be the Prettiest Structures, But They're a Real Cash-Cow For Residents

It's usually disheartening to wake up and discover the wind is blowing. But if that wind is proving to be quite the money-spinner, you may feel differently about the huge white objects dotted around the horizon. And the wind. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011How to Make Yourself Smarter in 20 Days

Supercharge your brain by spending 20 minutes each day for the next 20 days in mental training. You'll reap the benefits for the next three months says a recent scientific study. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011Caffeine-Eating Bacteria May Fix Your Broken Heart

Everyone loves a good cup of joe, including our friendly neighborhood bacteria Pseudomonas putida CBB5. This microbe can consume caffeine with the best of us, a talent that could help heart arrhythmia and asthma patients. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 20111Punch Someone in the Face with 500,000 Volts of Electricity

Getting socked in the jaw really sucks. But at least you didn't get popped by someone wearing the BodyGuard electro-gauntlet, which combines a laser pointer, video camera, taser, and armored beating-plate into one wonderful little garment. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011Germany's Scrapping All Nuclear Power Plants by 2022

Following the Fukushima disaster, Germany's decided that its 17 nuclear power plants will either stay closed, or be shut down in the next 11 years, despite relying on nuclear power for almost 23 per cent of its energy. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011Asus' PadFone Shows a Smartphone Hitchin' a Ride In a 10.1-Inch Tablet

Taking the idea of the Motorola Atrix and running with it, Asus' PadFone is both smartphone and tablet-when docked, photos can be snapped on the phone's camera and used by the Android tablet. More »

Top Stories: Tuesday May 31, 2011This Athens Bike Shops Looks Unfinished On Purpose

With its exposed particle board, bare floors and an almost treehouse-like interior this Athens-based bike shop appears half-done, but that's by design. "Nature" is one of the main themes, as it is "nature" where you'll be doing your riding. More »