transportation
Technology
California Moves to Turn Freeway Traffic Into Electricity
Gridlock could be turned into something useful.... READ ON
History
The Legend of London's Time-Traveling Tomb
Deep in London's historic Brompton Cemetery sits a mausoleum that houses a Victorian heiress, her daughters, and a time-travel story that keeps growing.... READ ON
Fun
A Big Stretch of Manhattan Is Going Car-Free for Earth Day
New York City is following numerous European metropolises in instituting an annual day without private vehicles.... READ ON
Technology
AeroMobil's Flying Car Could Land This Year
The future is here.... READ ON
Travel
Airplane Turbulence Could Get Much Worse in Coming Decades
Live Smarter
This 'Noise Map' Reveals the Loudest Areas in the Country
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics can now pinpoint what's making your ears hurt.... READ ON
Travel
You Can Travel Across Japan for Just $21 a Day
It might take you a while, though.... READ ON
Space
Virgin Galactic Will Blast Stephen Hawking into Space
“Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately,” he said. “I can tell you what will make me happy—to travel in space.”... READ ON
News
Berlin Is Planning New Bicycle Superhighways
The city wants to be able to compete with bike havens like Copenhagen and Amsterdam.... READ ON
News
Wichita Gets Safer Bike Lanes Thanks to Toilet Plungers
Plunging toward traffic safety.... READ ON
Animals
New York Warns Drivers to Watch Out for Frogs Crossing the Road
Due to warm weather, amphibians may be coming out of hibernation earlier than usual.... READ ON
Travel
This Interactive Map Lets You See Which Local Bridges Are Safe
More than 130,000 bridges in the U.S. are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.... READ ON
Travel
You Can Travel to Another City for as Little as $1 With Wanderu
For wanderlusters on a budget.... READ ON
Big Question
Why is the Passenger Seat Called "Shotgun"?
John Wayne had a little to do with it.... READ ON
Design
These Bike Path Maps Are Designed to Look Like Subway Routes
To make bike maps truly useful, make them simple.... READ ON
Technology
Hybrid Electric Bus Can Charge When It Pulls Up to a Stop
It takes seven minutes to fully charge the battery.... READ ON

The Arctic gets its name from the Greek word for "bear" (arctos) because of its proximity to the constellation "Ursa Major" ("great bear" in Latin).

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