It’s by design that most modern cities grew up around rivers or coastlines. But today, those bodies of water pose problems for thousands of commuters who’d prefer to ride or walk–and cities are developing new infrastructure to bridge them.
Following a vicious backlash from the patrons of the New York City subway, e-commerce giant Amazon seems to have realized that plastering dystopian Nazi imagery across MTA cars was maybe kinda sorta a bad idea. Good job.
Remember that adorable (horrifying?) four legged snake fossil that made such a sensation last month? Well, not everyone’s tickled pink about it. Brazilian officials suspect the fossil was stolen from their country, and if it was, they’d like it back, thank you very much.
Common in the US, rare in Europe and now championed in Africa, male circumcision is hotly debated. Are the gains worth the loss?
Nineteen years ago today, IBM's Deep Blue computer made history by defeating reigning world chess champ Garry Kasparov.
According to the documentary Blackfish, keeping orcas trapped in Seaworld's tiny water tanks is a terrible idea. It's just logical. Seaworld denies all their obvious wrongdoing, but you don't need to be a scientist to know they're just a corporation profiting on a disgraceful activity—but just in case, here's a…
Wikipedia, the knowledge reference of the known universe, is maintained by thousand of contributors, alleged experts who curate its articles for the good of mankind—or their own interests. That's why some topics can be extremely controversial, with edits and contra-edits fighting for supremacy. Here's the top 10.
Give a bunch of scientists a dataset like Wikipedia to play with, and it'll keep 'em amused for a long old time. Now, a team of researchers from Oxford University have mined the rich seam to work out the ten most internationally controversial topics on the online encyclopaedia.
You know how when you're sweeping with a broom and all those little dust bunnies get caught in your broom and you can't get them out? Both OXO and Quirky have smartly designed products that solve the problem. They're dustpans with little rakes. Genius! But now the two companies are getting all AppleSamsung over it.
The FDA is a little peeved at Dr. Oz. The adored talk show host went on the air Wednesday and instructed millions of people to be suspicious of apple juice. He's got science to back him up—sort of.
To save the animals we must lie down naked with the animals. At least, uh, that's the gist of this PETA porn site news I've been chewing on today as I try and understand what it all means.
Scientists, already adept at using magnets to screw with the brain's ability to generate speech, are now sending direct current into people's brain matter to help them master video games.
It's totally legal and entirely creepy. A gaggle of gentlemen, armed with cameras and an absence of shame, have taken residence in Boston's Downtown Crossing snapping what they claim are artful "street photography" pictures of everyday people. Oh, and upskirts.
I was hitting Command-r for the eightieth time this afternoon on Facebook when I stumbled across this story about a Spanish nun who was expelled from her order for spending too much time on Facebook. That's ridiculous! Dislike!
While speaking at the Mobile World Conference today Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was forced to defend himself against a rather pointed cat-caller who had asked, via some post press conference yelling, "Are you a Trojan Horse?"
Dr. Vladimir Mironov estimates it will take $1 billion to make lab-grown meat products a reality and use them to solve world hunger forever. He barely has $1 million. Won't you help him save the world?
Eric—it's been great. We're going to miss you as CEO of one of history's most important and influential companies. But we'll also miss you for the strange, creepy, absurd, and downright dumb things you've uttered. Below, our favorites:
In a 60 Minutes segment this evening, we learned modern slot machines are so well designed that addicts often think they're winning even when they're losing. Other users report disliking jackpots (i.e. "winning") because they slow down the action!