Tag: Locations

  • The Coronavirus is causing the world’s largest work-from-home experiment

    The Coronavirus is essentially a flu-like respiratory-illness. Here’s what we know so far: It’s contagious like SARS, and about 2x more infectious than the seasonal flu. So far, the fatality rate is less than 3%. There’s already been more fatalities than the last SARS outbreak in China. Keeping that number low is going to have […]

  • How New York’s Bagel Boys fought and beat a mafia takeover

    An unlikely tale of The Beigel Bakers Union Local 338 fighting back the mafia stronghold on New York City’s lifeblood: the bagel.

  • Australia’s catastrophic bushfires are generating severe thunderstorm systems

    It was only two days ago that the New South Wales Rural Fire Service warned the developing bushfires were growing in intensity and would generate its own weather system. Unfortunately, these bushfires were growing far too quick to be contained. In turn, these sorts of weather patterns become a repeating cycle: fires, wind, thunderstorm, lighting, […]

  • Curbed Marfa Travel Guide

    Curbed Marfa Travel Guide

    Executive Editor at Vox, Mercedes Kraus, penned a travel guide for would-be visitors to Marfa. Marfa is located in West Texas. Heck, even the Simpsons visited Prada Marfa: Texas, is well known for many things. A couple of venerable and memorable characters from Texas’s past include Sam Houston and Lyndon B. Johnson. A few of […]

  • Drought-stricken Queensland struggles as a Chinese company moves in to bottle its water

    Marc Bain writes at Quartz: Drought has been a chronic issue in southeastern Australia for years. In regions such as southern Queensland, months can pass without rain. Local communities have to ration water or risk running out. Yet a company owned by Chinese investors based in Brisbane still got approved last week to run a commercial water-mining operation in the area. […]

  • Jim Shaugnessy’s 60-Year Odyssey Photographing the Evolution of the North American Railroad

    Allison Meier at Hyperallergic: “Always restless, even daring when he had to be, Shaughnessy worked hard to get in and around the railroad, in all conditions, in all settings,” writes Kevin P. Keefe, former editor-in-chief of Trains magazine, in a book essay. “If the life of a crossing watchman was important, then Shaughnessy shuddered through a subzero night […]

  • Can Bee Venom Treat Lyme Disease?

    Katy Vine for Texas Monthly writes: Perhaps, instead of destroying the bacteria directly, the venom’s effect is indirect, kick-starting the immune system. Bee venom studies have shown promise in combating symptoms for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. According to Justin Schmidt, an insect venom expert at the Southwestern Biological Institute, in […]

  • Micronations

    Micronations

    Very few micronations exist. Microsnations, by definition are self-proclaimed (and often unrecognized countries). Only about 67 exist, as of writing according to research from Quartz. My favorite tid-bit from Quartz’s research is the micronation Zaqistan, which is located in Utah. If you’ve ever been to Utah, you know how comical this is. There is, and […]

  • Colorful Aerial Image of City-center of Rome

    Near the city-center of Rome, lies the Vatican City (which is technically it’s own country and is one of the few countries who is unable to host foreign embassies on their soil). Much of Rome and Vatican City is so unbelievable beautiful. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to the real expert — Anthony […]