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Woman Runs for Three Days Straight

New Zealand ultramarathoner Kim Allan set a world record for the longest continuous run without sleep on Sunday. In 86 hours, 11 minutes, and 9 seconds, she completed 310 miles (500 kilometers) in Auckland, New Zealand. The 47-year-old completed 332 laps around the Auckland Domain, a park that …

Killer Python Escapes Capture

A killer snake is loose on the streets of Bali. After strangling a security guard Friday morning, the python slithered off into nearby bushes and has yet to be apprehended, <i>USA Today</i> reports.<p>The trouble started when the snake—a 15-foot-long python—was spotted crossing a road near the Bali Hyatt …

Wisconsin Uses Cheese to Thaw Roads

Would you care for some freshly grated mozzarella on your highway?<p>In Wisconsin, where residents proudly display their love of dairy products on license plates, in their laws, and even on their heads, road crews are using cheese on icy roads. Cheese brine, a cheese byproduct normally discarded, …

Experts Urge Strict Sugar Cap

Next time you reach for that Red Bull, reconsider. The World Health Organization is currently thinking about halving the daily recommended sugar limit.<p>The new guidelines would advise adults to consume just five teaspoons of sugar a day, rather than 10. This is bad news for the average American, who …

An Olympic Swimmer's History of Freediving and Spearfishing in Hawai'i

From his appearance, you couldn't tell Sonny Tanabe apart from any other older Japanese gentleman in Hawaii. But a long time ago, Sonny was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that competed in Melbourne in 1956. And since the days he dove for coins off a bridge in Hawaii, he's been an avid freediver …

Dolphins Gather, Get High

A new BBC One documentary includes scenes showing dolphins thoughtfully squeezing an unidentified species of puffer fish to release its nerve toxin, then pass the dead fish between other marine mammals. After a short while, the dolphins enter a trance-like state.<p>"This was a case of young dolphins …

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All of 2013's first ride reviews

<b>BMW</b><p><b>BMW S1000R</b><br>Extreme performance just got cheaper.BMW S1000R first ride review<br>Own this bike? Tell us what you think<p><b>BMW F800GT</b><br>The GT barges the F800ST …

Mini Memories | READERS WRITE

<i>We knew Honda’s various Mini Trail and Trail minibikes—and countless off-brand imitators, including more than a few Briggs & Stratton-powered</i> …

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale | Quick Look Review

<b>2014 Ducati 899</b><p>Lighter, shorter, and with a bit steeper rake than its 1199 big brother, the new 899 Panigale brings Ducati’s highest-tech monocoque …

Doug Kamholz | Me & My Bike

I was a motor cop with the California HIghway Patrol for almost 21 years. I started out on a Kawasaki KZ1000, then moved to the BMW R1100, R1150, …

A look back at Ari's First Ride aboard the Daytona 675R at the press launch in Cartegena, Spain. What is your favorite sportbike of 2013?

Yamaha GTS 1000 - The Future is Forkless

If you've spent any amount of time here on OddBike, you’ll be aware that I tend to favour independent thought and unique approaches to the design and …

Meet Egg, A Smart Cat Toy That’s A Real Companion For Your Kitten

Keeping cats interested in any one toy for any length of time can be difficult, at least in my experience. Plus, most of them require a lot of manual input on the owner’s part. The Egg is a Kickstarter project that aims to keep things interesting for the cat, and save energy for the owner, with a …

LG has revealed more gadgets it will be showing off at #CES2014 http://www.t3.com/news/ultrabook-and-hybrid-tablet-joins-lgs-ces-showcase

Microsoft reportedly talking to Sony about Windows Phone launch in 2014

Microsoft only has a few key Windows Phone partners under its belt, but it may be expanding the ecosystem very shortly -- <i>The Information</i> hears from sources that Redmond is once again in talks to launch a Sony-made Windows Phone. While there's no guarantee of a deal, the partnership could introduce …

Sony launches dedicated Xperia Z Ultra cases for QX lens cameras

Though Sony's crazy QX10 and QX100 lens cameras can attach to most smartphones, the company naturally favored its own Xperia Z and Z1 handsets by creating custom cases for those devices. Now it's doing the same for its crazy-large 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra, according to our sister <i>Engadget Chinese</i> …

The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

2013 was a heady year: a time of hope; a time for sadness; a time for twerking; and a time for doge.<p>But it was also a time for gadgets. As we wait for 2013 to come to a close and hope for brighter things for the year to come, here’s a look at the gadgets we loved, the ones we hated, and the ones …

Adding and taking away

THERE are now a score or more of ways to print objects out of metal, plastic or both by building them up, layer by layer, into the finished article. …

Switched On: The 2013 Switchies, Part One

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>It's that special time of year between holiday sales and the pre-CES hype cycle that presents an opportunity to consider some of the most innovative devices of the year. Switched On is proud to present the 2013 …

Radionomy to buy Winamp and Shoutcast from AOL

Well, it looks like Winamp won’t die after all: AOL will sell the pioneering music service along with server program Shoutcast to Belgian radio …

Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol

As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin?<p>This whole debate reappeared when Charlie Stross stated that “Bitcoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to …