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A large passenger jet may consume five gallons of fuel per mile traveled. Is it possible, then, that planes are more efficient than cars?
September 26, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Meet George Jetson! The first installment of our 24-part series on the show that would forever change how we view the future
September 24, 2012 | By Matt Novak
There are many great spots around the globe to observe the celestial phenomena, from Machu Picchu to the Yorkshire moors
September 21, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Augustus Heinze dominated the copper fields of Montana, but his family's scheming on Wall Street set off the Panic of 1907.
September 20, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Get out and view a wild polar bear and visit Tuvalu and other low-lying islands while you have a chance
September 20, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
For 80 years, the 11 ironworkers in the iconic photo have remained unknown, and now, thanks to new research, two of them have been identified
September 20, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.
September 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
A group of annoyed citizens in Yekaterinburg, Russia, reached their wits' end with the many potholes dotting city roads, so decided to take action
September 14, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Hunters say that the practice brings to life a natural drama between black bears and canine predators. But to many others, the practice is little more than wildlife harassment
September 13, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Artist Tyler Keillor wants to bring Dryptosaurus--an unsung tyrannosaur--back to life
September 11, 2012 | By Brian Switek
The U.S. is becoming increasingly diverse outside of its traditional "melting pot" urban centers, according to a new study from Brown University
September 11, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
What happens when public safety clashes with modern architecture?
September 10, 2012 | By Matt Novak
From the Anderson Valley Brewing Company, in Boonville, to the often irreverent Lagunitas brewpub, in Petaluma, here are several breweries worth pedaling for
September 06, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
What is it about New York that compels us to see it obliterated in fiction over and over again?
September 06, 2012 | By Matt Novak
A new ant species joins a menagerie of other creatures cut off from their kind in isolated patches of urban green in NYC
September 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Our newest blog explores the fertile ground where art and science meet
September 04, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Cycling the West Coast is easy, whether you're riding from Canada to Mexico or Portland to San Francisco. To add some spice to this predictable and popular route, I've taken to the backroads
September 04, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Age has not tempered the Dutch architect, who at 67 continues to shake up the cultural landscape with his provocative designs
September 2012 | By Nicolai Ouroussoff
In 1947, the last wolf in Oregon was killed for a bounty fee of $5 just outside of Crater Lake National Park. Now, after more than 50 years of absence, the animals are staging a comeback
August 31, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Forget flying cars and jetbacks, whatever happened to my cereal-serving robot?
August 31, 2012 | By Matt Novak