Unless you count a three-month internship in college, I've never lived in New York City. But, between friends and work, I've managed to visit every couple years or so and I've nearly always picked up an unlimited-ride Metrocard for my week in town. Turns out, choosing to do so is an excellent example of Maggie not being super great at math. Michael Moyer has plotted out the numbers on unlimited-ride Metrocards. He says the purchase only makes sense if you're riding a lot—averaging 14 rides a week for the 7-Day-Pass or 12 rides a week for the 30-Day-Pass. Any less and you're actually better off paying a la carte.
The Blue Abyss is a deep sea and space research training facility that will be constructed near the Cornwall Airport Newquay in England. Holding nearly 1.5 million cubic feet of water, the Blue Abyss will be the world's largest and deepest swimming pool of its kind. Unfortunately, it's unlikely most of us will have a… READ THE REST
This is a bdelloid rotifer, a common microscopic animal that lives in freshwater all over the world. But the one seen here is unique in that it was frozen in Arctic permafrost for 24,000 years and just revived by scientists. Once thawed, the rotifer was able to feed and reproduce. The Russian researchers had collected… READ THE REST
We've posted several times about how people who are blind who have learned how to "see" and navigate the world using echolocation like bats, shrews, and whales. The skill involves making loud clicking noises with the tongue and then listening for the echo to judge not only distance but sometimes even determine the material of an object. New research… READ THE REST
The time has come. Travel restrictions are loosening everywhere and soon, you'll likely be thinking about travel options that could take you anywhere. It's also time to give some consideration to the devices you plan on bringing on these excursions. While most of us won't be hopscotching around the globe quite yet, it's still never a… READ THE REST
It seems like the easiest project you could conceive. Just take a picture of a watch, or a baseball card, or a hamburger so you can put it up on your website and try to sell it. Now … ask any small business owner, eBay seller, or any of the thousands of online retailers about… READ THE REST
Did you use to have one of those torchiere floor lamps in your college dorm room? Or is there one standing vigilantly next to you now as you read this? Those straight, upright lamps found their way into every home, almost like they were part of some Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style alien takeover scenario.… READ THE REST