Travis McClelland

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Supervolcano – super mystery

Every hour or so the “Old Faithful” geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, shoots a column of boiling water up to 50m into the air. This incredible natural spectacle, along with multiple other geothermal features and the one to two thousand earthquakes that occur every year, are just some of …

Geology

How a 5-Ounce Bird Stores 10,000 Maps in Its Head

It weighs only four or five ounces, its brain practically nothing, and yet, oh my God, what this little bird can do. It’s astonishing.<p>Around now, as we begin December, the Clark’s nutcracker has, conservatively, 5,000 (and up to 20,000) treasure maps in its head. They’re accurate, detailed, and …

‘Just have your f——— latte!’: The five biggest myths about saving money, according to a millennial

Ethan Bloch has some financial advice for his millennial peers: “Just have your f——— latte!”<p>The 30-year-old founder of Digit, an online financial …

How Facebook plans to more or less build a teleporter

"Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries," Schroepfer added at a press event on Tuesday morning before his appearance at the Dublin Web Summit.<p>The company is already heading toward that with the Oculus Rift virtual …

Virtual Reality

Police say it's illegal to ride 'hoverboards' in London

In a tweet sent on Sunday night, the account MPS Specials warned that the device, as a "self-balancing scooter," is "illegal" to ride in public.<p>The tweet links to "Segway Guidance From The Department of Transport." Here's a relevant section — emphasis ours:<p>1."I have a self-balancing scooter and I …

Roads

Wonderful solar halo over Croatia

High above Earth, tiny ice crystals create halos by refracting and reflecting the light of the sun or moon.<p>Zlatko Orbanic in the city of Pula in …