Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
Water in smog may reveal pollution sources
The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may give researchers ...
Vertical farming will produce edible greens in Newark
Advanced modeling software explores whether Augustus Caesar really transformed Rome
With degrees in Etruscology and Roman architectural history, Diane Favro has traveled to every corner of the Roman Empire, from Algeria to Germany to Lebanon, and written several books on the subject matter ...
Using 19th century technology to time travel to the stars
In the late 19th century, astronomers developed the technique of capturing telescopic images of stars and galaxies on glass photographic plates. This allowed them to study the night sky in detail. Over 500,000 ...
Amazon.com introduces one-hour delivery to Baltimore, Miami
Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its one-hour delivery Prime Now service for household products to Baltimore and Miami.
Mexico to inaugurate powerful new space observatory
Perched atop a volcano in Mexico, a new generation observatory capable of detecting exploding stars, black holes and solar flares will begin operating this week, scientists said Tuesday.
Uber launches a magazine for drivers and a tablet service for families
Uber had something for drivers and riders in a pair of announcements this week.
Cities have memory and interact with their neighbors
Demographic changes in large cities depend on millions of individual decisions, but the population evolves depending on two factors: what 'reminds' them of their recent past and the existence of other urban ...
UK cities including London not as 'smart' as global counterparts
Major cities in the UK are falling behind their international counterparts in terms of their use of smart technologies, according to a new study from the University of Sheffield.
Pollution-choked Paris introduces emergency traffic measures
Paris authorities have requested emergency traffic-limiting measures to be put in place on Friday, as the City of Light and much of northern France suffers from a choking smog.
NYC ban on keeping ferrets as pets stays, health board rules
Ferrets won't get a legal foothold in New York City.
Study simulates changes to admissions criteria for NYC's specialized high schools
New York City's eighth graders are anxiously waiting to find out which high school they'll be attending in the fall. Six percent of students will end up at one of the city's eight specialized high schools, known for their ...
U of M researchers call for US government to expand role in helping rebuild Somalia
As Somalia continues to rebuild after a prolonged civil war that began in the early 1990s, researchers at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs recommend the U.S. government shift ...