With the swelling ranks of Syrian refugees in Jordan, an overstressed river is at risk of going dry. If Jesus were to plunge into the Jordan River today, he might well injure himself. The great biblical
A white noise machine is the simplest solution to blocking out noise. On its face, flipping on white noise before hitting the sack must be the most counterintuitive idea out there. Want to sleep better?
Project Tango constantly scans its surroundings, giving people--and Google--better maps than ever As great as Google Maps is, if you need to be directed to somewhere _really _specific--as in, a specific
The Massachusetts-based company has delivered stool samples to 13 hospitals around the country. A lot of people don't give a crap. But OpenBiome, a company based in Cambridge, Mass., does, quite literally.
Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane. A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have
Just off the coast of Mexico, within sight of crowded Cancun but a 20 minute ferry ride across the blue Caribbean, lies Isla Mujeres, a tiny coral island that is one of Mexico's true treasures. Unlike
Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map? Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, Qamar, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar
Africa opened its first underwater hotel room this month, making it the second in the world. The room, at the Manta Resort on the Zanzibari island of Pemba, was designed by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg,
TravelIntelligent Travel For a recent birthday, writer David Lansing received an unusual gift from a friend–a well-worn book with the great title I Married Adventure, purchased at auction because his like
With a new year comes new dinosaurs: 2014 is barely warm and yet Quetecsaurus from Argentina and Gobivenator from Mongolia have already been named. It seems somewhat inevitable that new and apparently