How To Recognize The Signs of an Impending Landslide

Your odds of death by landslide are one in a million per year. If you get caught in one, you can't do much to increase your odds of survival. Luckily, landslides frequently give warning before collapsing. These are a few precursors to a landslide, telling you to run before it's too late. » 5/02/14 12:05pm 5/02/14 12:05pm

Would Edgar Allan Poe have made a great astronaut, or the greatest…

"The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. In space." » 12/20/12 9:40am 12/20/12 9:40am

Baltimore college is schooling undergraduates in the undead

This semester the University of Baltimore is offering English 333, a.k.a. the pop history of zombies. Sadly, Spam and fruit cocktail hoarding does not appear to be on the syllabus. » 9/08/10 7:25am 9/08/10 7:25am

The Public Transit Projects that Should Have Been

Urban history is littered with the dead bodies of scrapped public transit projects. When eager commuters and car companies turned the automobile into the most popular form of transit in the world in the twentieth century, many cities set aside plans for expanding their public transit systems, such as the electric… » 4/16/08 5:15pm 4/16/08 5:15pm