Here's how New York City's manhole covers are made

There’s a certain ignored artistry to manhole covers in New York City. Millions of people walk over thousands every day and pay no attention to what they look like or where they’re from or how they’re made. They come from all over the world, with one of the largest exporters of manhole covers being in Howrah, India.… »11/10/15 10:44am11/10/15 10:44am

How to Desalinize Water Using Half the Energy of Traditional Methods 

In the next ten years, Earth’s population is expected to increase by one billion, and only 3% of our planet’s water is fit for drinking or farming. Most of that relatively small amount is trapped in frozen glaciers. But Egyptian researchers have developed a way of removing the salt out of sea water for our growing… »10/30/15 2:00pm10/30/15 2:00pm

A Clever Way of Getting Clean Water to a Ballooning Global Population

With over 1.2 billion citizens, India is the second-most populated nation on Earth. Sixty-eight percent of Indians live in rural areas that might not have clean drinking water. Since the world population will hit 9 billion by 2050, with many of those people living in developing countries, increased access to clean… »10/14/15 11:00am10/14/15 11:00am

There’s no denying iPhones are expensive, but be grateful you’re not buying one in India.

There’s no denying iPhones are expensive, but be grateful you’re not buying one in India. When the new phone goes on sale in the country later this week it will cost 62,000 rupees — about $955 — for the 16GB 6S base model, making it the most expensive place in the world to buy an iPhone. »10/12/15 5:00am10/12/15 5:00am

4 Droughts Happening Right Now That Are Worse Than California's

California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are… »7/02/15 2:40pm7/02/15 2:40pm

Mark Zuckerberg Is Just Plain Bad at Net Neutrality

Mark Zuckerberg means well. Or at least the billionaire says he does in a recent blog post about net neutrality and the Facebook-backed initiative Long story short, publishers in India are pulling their content from the app over apparent net neutrality violations, and well, Zuck’s reaction »4/17/15 7:00pm4/17/15 7:00pm