'Interstellar' Is a Three-Hour Entertainment Disaster
Christopher Nolan can do better than this lazy nonsense
November 06, 2014

A misstep for Matthew McConaughey.

We Should Quarantine Everyone Coming From Countries With Ebola Outbreaks
An infectious-disease specialist says the time for half-measures is over
October 16, 2014

"There is a real possibility that the numbers will proliferate more rapidly than expected."

How I Fell Out of Love with Space Tourism
It's elitist, overpriced, and overhyped
September 16, 2014

Reinforced Biblical and Koranic beliefs are about the last thing we need from sending people into space...

The Life and Death of a 'Cool' City
Which metropolis will Berlin's tourist hordes descend on next?
September 12, 2014

Which metropolis will Berlin's tourist hordes descend on next?

The EPA May Finally Start to Curb Airplane Emissions—But Consumers Will Be the Ones Who Pay
A war on air travel or an incentive for the aviation sector to start tracking its pollution?
September 10, 2014

Bad news for your wallets. Good news for the environment. 

MAP: Every Dangerous Place Where Airplanes Aren't Supposed to Fly
July 18, 2014

How often do passenger airplanes fly over conflict areas? The answer is frightening.

A Guide to Dealing With NYC Tourists
With the involuntary help of a social anthropologist
April 29, 2014

If tourists are getting you down, try a scholar-approved technique like "hiding" or "fencing."

The Most Annoying Thing About Cellphones on Airplanes
It's not overhearing conversations. It's listening to people complain about overhearing conversations.
November 22, 2013

It's not that travelers have to overhear conversations. It's that the rest of us have to hear them complain about having overheard conversations.

Two Maps That Show How Big the US Airways–American Merger Is
November 13, 2013

These two maps show the combined domestic and international flight routes for American Airlines and US Airways.