Emily Gertz
at 10:44 AM Aug 18 2014
Nature // 

Six weeks worth of rain fell on greater Detroit on Monday, much of it during afternoon rush hour. Local drainage systems quickly topped out, and the deluge transformed highways into lakes studded with hundreds of stranded drivers and submerged cars. Flooded roads and highways in greater Detroit began to reopen on Wednesday, two days after the storm, according to The Wall Street Journal, but the cleanup and repair is likely to take months.

Francie Diep
at 05:15 AM Feb 20 2014
Science // 

A recent, major milestone in stem cell research is undergoing some double checks.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 03:23 AM Feb 15 2014
Tech // 

Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.

Shaunacy Ferro
at 03:15 AM Jun 18 2013
Tech // 

Last July, the United Nations' Human Rights Council declared that Internet access was a basic human right. Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web, has previously stated that everyone in the world deserves at least a low-bandwidth connection by default.

Dan Nosowitz
at 01:45 AM May 29 2013
Tech // 

Citing "people familiar with the strategy," the Wall Street Journal posted an overview of Google's ambitious plans to bring high-speed wireless internet to Africa. The specifics are all fuzzy, since Google hasn't announced anything, but almost everything here makes sense - it's in Google's best interest to expand into Africa.

Colin Lecher
at 07:00 AM Apr 25 2013
Science // 

If a person made a smart business decision that was counterintuitive, you might look through the bars of his or her gated home as that person backstroked through a pool of gold coins and think, "Wow! That person has good business sense." You would almost certainly be wrong, though, weirdo, because a new study has found that people who strike it big on one or two unlikely scenarios still end up making fewer correct predictions in the long run.

Dan Nosowitz
at 07:00 AM Nov 2 2012
Science // 

Here is a short list of major news organizations referring to Sandy as a "superstorm": The L.A. Times, CBS News, Time, The Guardian, Business Insider, the Toronto Star, and the Wall Street Journal. Here's what Professor Alan Blumberg, professor of ocean engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology and director of its Center for Maritime Systems, says a "superstorm" is: "It's a media invention. There's no real meteorological term called 'superstorm.'"

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