health
Shocking Report Says Equivalent of 29,000 Deaths a Year are Caused by UK Air Pollution

Public Health England has released a complex report covering how air pollution impacts on the health of the nation, suggesting that the equivalent of 29,000 people per year may be dying from inhaling the man-made particles pumped out by cars, power stations and factories. Read More >>

environment
Four New Gasses Renew Man's Brutal Attack on the Ozone Layer

Remember the hole in the ozone layer? It was the old environmental crisis, from before everyone got worried about carbon and the ice caps melting so the woolly mammoths would come back to life and eat us all. Well, the ozone layer's back on the doom list, as mystery new gasses appear to be peeling away one of the planet's protective atmospheric layers once more. Read More >>

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Even Old Thirdhand Cigarette Smoke Residue May be Dangerous to Kids

Researchers torturing poor little lab mice have found that their health is compromised by simply being near the residue left behind by smokers, with lingering after-smells said to affect the health of mice. So smoking in cars with your kids is probably going to be going to be even worse. Especially if you're a mouse and your children are mice. Read More >>

lego
This Amazing Life-Size, Air-Powered Lego Car Hits 20mph

What happens if you take 500,000 pieces of Lego and 256 pistons, then hand them over to Australians Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida? This fully functioning, life-size, air-powered Lego car is what. Read More >>

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Boris Island Sinking as Airport Commission Favours Expanding Heathrow or Gatwick

Boris Johnson's dream of building himself a little island in the Thames Estuary or outsourcing all of London's flying needs to Kent appear to be in trouble, thanks to the Airports Commission deciding that whacking a new runway in at Heathrow or Gatwick ought to keep the country competitive until 2030. Read More >>

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Using Plasma to Clean Glass is Amazingly, Hilariously, Roundabout

So there are various window cleaning supplies on offer at your nearest supermarket, but if that's feeling too cleaning product-y for you, or whatever, be aware that you can also clean glass with pure oxygen plasma. Sure. Read More >>

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Apparently People Will Buy Cans of French Air For a Fiver

Money doesn't grow on trees. You can't get something for nothing. There's no such thing as a free lunch. Except all of these cliches are apparently false, because Antoine Deblay, a student who lives in southwest France is actually making money selling cans of air from his town. Read More >>

airplanes
Boris Wants to Smash Heathrow and Build a New Airport for London... in Kent

Boris Johnson has outlined three possible new ways of expanding London's air capacity, and none include making Heathrow bigger. In fact, if Boris gets his way, Heathrow would be demolished and turned into around 250,000 new houses. Read More >>

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Dubai Is Now Officially the Craziest City in the World

By the powers bestowed in me by the Ministry of Silly Underpants and after carefully examining and considering the numerous photographic and videographic documents covering its many insane features, I hereby declare Dubai the craziest city in the world. [Airpano.ruThanks Karl!] Read More >>

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The Best Action Camera

Action cams have always sounded great. Just strap them to a bike, a surfboard, a car, or a helmet, and record a ride from the daredevil's POV. Now they're getting fancy, with full 1080p HD recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. So which is the right one to capture your classic runs and epic wipeouts? Read More >>

music
A Pneumatic Guitar Is the Worst Kind of Air Guitar

If you suck at guitar, there are plenty of solutions. Give up, practice more, or maybe just join a punk band where nobody will notice. Whatever you do, don't get a pneumatic guitar like this one to play for you. Read More >>

science
Cocaine Levels Found In the Air Can be Traced and Connected to Crime

Scientists can now accurately detect drugs floating in the air. They also have found statistical relationships between atmospheric cocaine levels and certain types of cancers, as well as a connection between marijuana levels and mental disorders. Read More >>

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