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Fantastic LEGO Bicycle

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Now this is creative use of ancillary LEGO pieces! More images at the site.<p>Flickr user Vasil Vasil (Silvavasil_LEGO) takes a …

Roll Your Own Google Street View-Powered Hyperlapse

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 04.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:31 pm. 2:31 pm<p>Google Street View is an awesome tool for …

BeerSci: Want To Wet-Hop Your Beer? Grow Your Own Fresh Hops

It's easier than you might think.<p>A couple of months ago, a colleague asked me if one could grow one's own hops. The answer is an emphatic YES. If you have some space outdoors and something that's tall enough to let the hop plants grow, you can be the proud owner of some homegrown hops.<p>Hops, as I …

How Can I Avoid Midrun Bathroom Breaks?

Digestive distress is a common problem in distance runners. Here's how to solve it.<p><i>I'm preparing for my first marathon. Whenever I do a long training run and add in fuel, I really need to find a restroom. While these urges are infrequent, they are very serious, and I don’t want it to happen</i> …

Marathons

Will Sport Drink Help You Run Faster in Your Next Half-Marathon?

A real-world-simulating study suggests the answer is no.<p>You've probably heard that taking in sport drink during non-marathon races that last more than an hour, such as half-marathons, will improve your performance. Not so fast, suggests a new study in the <i>Journal of the</i> <i>International Society of</i> …

Marathons

Gluten-Free Beer (That Tastes Good!)

Against the Grain<p>The market for gluten-free food products will approach $5 billion this year. Here’s why: Although only about one percent of Americans are afflicted with celiac disease, a severe gluten intolerance, 18 million people suffer from gluten sensitivity, which can cause mild inflammation …

Hiker Rescued After 6 Days on Mount Hood

Six days after she set out to hike 11,235-foot Mount Hood, a 23year old who got lost and fell in a canyon during a snowstorm was located by a helicopter and rescued. Fox College student Mary Owen made the trip alone after a group of friends decided not to join her during spring break. "It was a …

The Benefits Of Eating A Big Breakfast

In this video, <i>Racing Weight</i> author Matt Fitzgerald discusses the importance of breakfast in an endurance athlete’s diet. Studies have shown that …

Netflix Goes Sci-Fi With “Sense8,” A New Original Series From The Wachowskis And J. Michael Straczynski

Netflix has announced plans for another new forthcoming original show, <i>Sense8</i>, a sci-fi thriller in partnership with the Wachowskis (of <i>The Matrix</i> fame) and <i>Babylon 5</i> creator J. Michael Straczynski. <i>Sense8</i> is the second original show Netflix has announced in two months–the first, a children’s show in …

Facebook Reported Ready to Introduce Android-Based Phone on April 4th

- Mar 29, 2013<p>Facebook has invited members of the press to an Android-related event on April 4th. It is believed that the event is for the debut of …

Find treasure with Google’s new treasure map

Following up on YouTube’s April Fool’s Day prank, Google has launched one of its own. It’s similar to its prank last year, when it launched an …

Apple will reportedly launch iRadio by Summer

Apple is reportedly gearing up to launch its own web-based music streaming service, and one that will rival Pandora. The new music service will be …

Radio Industry

The Art & Science of Beer Brewing Explained in 5 Minutes

In the five minute video “The Art and Science of Beer,” beer expert Charlie “The Pope of Foam” Bamforth explains beer brewing from start to finish …

University of California

Only One Group Is Safe From The Beer Industry's Collapse

Beer is one heck of a tough industry in the U.S.<p>Production peaked in 1990 and has since receded in small increments despite the enormous marketing efforts and Super Bowl ads by the largest brewing empires the word has ever seen.<p>But the growing population over those two decades has covered up an …

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Only One Beer For Life: What Would You Pick?

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Say we lived in a universe (very different from this one, or else I'd be out of a job) where there was just one beer. That's it, just one. But in that universe, <i>you</i> get to pick which beer exists. One beer that you'd …

20 Fantastic Beer Commercials That Have Never Been Seen In America

If we're going to be honest, some of the best advertising that has emerged over the last couple of years have come from beer companies and so, we take a look at the best ads that are out there.

Zagat

The 24 Best Craft Beer Destinations Around The US

The craft beer scene has exploded in the last few years, and this week in each of our blog markets, we've rounded up the best craft beer destinations (be it bars, halls or breweries) in a town near you.<p>Next up, you'll find the top three picks from each town in our slideshow.

Oberon Day 2013: The Iconic Wheat Ale From Bell's Brewery Returns To Delight Michigan Beer Fans

Fans of the Michigan craft brewery, Bell's, are celebrating the return of the much-loved seasonal beer Oberon this week.<p>The iconic wheat ale is released each year to much fanfare in spring. The return roughly coincides with baseball's opening day and -- though it might be hard to fathom now with …

“How I Met Your Mother” Creators On Building A Long, Funny, Mystery

As the CBS sitcom enters what could be its last season, creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays talk about breaking sitcom rules and their plan for the end.<p>Craig Thomas and Carter Bays<p>For seven seasons, the CBS sitcom <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> has kept viewers coming back, despite the show quite possibly …

24 Facts You Didn't Know About Beer

If you have the fun kind of drinking problem where the world spins happy songs when you're buzzing, enjoy this 24-pack of beer facts. Did you know …

Chicago Beer Festival, American Beer Classic In Apparent Tiff

<b>Updated story</b><p>Possibly thanks to a competing beer event's intervention, Saturday's Chicago Beer Festival is set to be a little bit different this year.<p>In the past, the festival -- the debut edition of which was held last spring at Union Station -- offered unlimited tastings over a three-hour session …

2011 Quake Was Man-Made, Scientists Say

A 2011 earthquake that registered a 5.6 on the richter scale and destroyed 14 homes, is now believed to have been man-made. Scientists announced Wednesday that the quake, originally believed to have naturally occurred, was most likely the result of deep injections of waste water, a byproduct of oil …

Bee Deaths On the Rise

A mystery disease that has been ravaging the world's bees for the better part of a decade has surged in the last year, killing as many as 50 percent of hives. Now, beekeepers and some researchers say a new type of pesticide could be to blame.<p>A study carried out by scientists from the University of …

The Charity Runner vs. the Pompous Ass

We're all runners, and we all deserve respect. Let's start acting that way.<p>In the end, it was a single word that sent me over the edge. That word was <i>asshole</i>.<p>Up until that point, the "debate" had been sadly predictable. It was a routine I'd seen a hundred times, usually in online forums and …

Marathons

Study: Running Surface May Determine Type of Foot Strike

Runners seem to select a rearfoot strike for soft surfaces, forefoot for hard.<p>A recent study published in <i>Footwear Science</i> concludes that the surface underfoot plays a major role in foot-strike determination. On a soft surface, only 20% of subjects landed on their midfoot or forefoot. On a hard …

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