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Oh, go fly a bike!

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Video: Where we’re biking, we don’t need roads

Engineers test a new quadcopter hoverbike. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

 

When ‘money for textbooks’ isn’t a euphemism

Experts offer their tips for saving cash on your college’s required reading.

 

No iPhone photo is worth this

Police arrest a man for climbing to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge. No white flags were involved in the incident.

 

Drag and drop

Outdoor obstacle course gyms catch on with the gym-averse.

 

It was black (and white) tie

A panda celebrates its first birthday (complete with a cake) at the National Zoo, marking a rare accomplishment for an infant panda in captivity.

 

You can find anything at a bodega

DHL delivery service drops off a box of human ashes at a convenience store in Germany.

Bad baby milk? There’s insurance for that

 

Local industry and commerce administrative bureau personnel check Sanlu formula milk products at a supermarket in Zaozhuang

Local industry and commerce administrative bureau personnel check Sanlu formula milk products at a supermarket in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, September 12, 2008. CREDIT: REUTERS/CHINA DAILY

No lead, melamine or floor meat here

After a series of food safety scares, a Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder.

And you thought the future hasn’t arrived yet

Video: That’s no plane, that’s a hoverbike.

Not what we expect from our finest

An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol.

Volunteers make risky journey to protect Afghan children from polio

Performers puts on their make-up before a Peking opera performance “Hong Niang” (The Matchmaker) at a theatre in Beijing June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The show goes on

China’s Peking Opera begins a New York tour with 90 singers, dancers and acrobats, to mark the birth of Mei Lanfang, one of the first to bring the art form to the United States.

What’s next for Mad Men creator?

Matthew Weiner talks to Reuters about the Emmys, the end of Mad Men and his latest bromance project.

Politics happens next to the guy in the chicken suit

Texas Governor Rick Perry leaves the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ashley Landis

Slideshow: Texas Governor Rick Perry is indicted

Governor Perry appeared at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas, to provide fingerprints and a mugshot. The governor is facing felony charges of abuse of power.

Sometimes roosting is its own reward

A young Republican staffer was arrested after appearing dressed in a chicken suit at a parade in New Hampshire and heckling two Democrat politicians.

A Hindu celebration and comics for toddlers

Students spin an idol of Lord Krishna during celebrations marking the Janmashtami festival inside a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Slideshow: Celebrating Janmashtami

Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna with the festival of  Janmashtami in Mumbai with costumes, theater and human pyramids.

Awareness after loss

Robin Williams’ death has helped to highlight a link between sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease and depression.

War gains, lost homes

Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province, August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Broken lives in Iraq

Young Iraqis yearn for the homes they left behind after Islamic State militants forced them to flee.

In the category of long-shots…

On a five-day visit to Seoul, the first visit by a Pope in Asia in 15 years, Pope Francis prays that North and South Korea will reconcile.

Babies, cars and the cost of divorce

 

Surrogate babies are shown on a screen during a news conference at the headquarters of the Royal Thai Police in Bangkok August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Gone, baby gone

Thailand is clamping down on American and Australian couples trying to leave the country with surrogate babies.

Le Divorce

No love story here either. Oklahoma oil man Harold Hamm may have to share a whopping $17 billion with his estranged wife–one of the biggest battles ever over a marital estate.

Brain food, robot chores and inner peace

Men take part in a yoga class in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

In a restless city

Slideshow: A nonprofit group in inner-city Chicago is offering men’s yoga groups to help promote meditation and inner peace.

Ever smarter technology

Intel is introducing smart watches to monitor patients with Parkinson’s disease and collect data that can be shared with researchers.

A Times Square justice league

A street performer dressed as Elmo buys food from a street food cart in Times Square, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Times Square characters fight their bad rep 

The costumed performers who posed for tourists in the heart of New York want to form their own justice league after a spate of arrests and bad publicity

Meanwhile, those who treat the ill are stressed

Small non-profit hospitals in the U.S. are being strained by higher costs and fewer patients.

Bringing you hot (and cool) trends from Africa and North Korea

Labourers and youth visit Munsu Water Park

North Koreans frolic in Munsu Water Park in this August 8, 2014, picture released by the country’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 11, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

Slideshow: Think there’s nothing cool in North Korea?

Think again. There are water parks. And slides. And pools.

Let’s talk about….paychecks

Glamour’s editor in chief says that women are more willing to discuss their salaries than men, but that doesn’t mean they’re closer to closing the gender gap.

Good news and bad news

The Ebola death toll hits a new high and Liberia agrees to give two doctors a trial drug.

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