Roberto A. Ferdman

The NYPD Just Figured Out How to Publicize Its Own Worst Moments on Twitter

Hashtag fail.


Americans Are Having Dogs Instead of Babies

The population of little canines has more than doubled since 1999.

Where Americans Tip the Most

And where they're scrooges.


Sochi Is Scrambling 'Volunteers' to Fill Empty Seats

Attendance has been spotty at the Winter Olympics, and even historically popular events have seen underwhelming turnouts.


How Many Months it Takes an Average Worker to Earn What the CEO Makes in an Hour

Economic inequality, in stark relief.


All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

A case study in globalization.


Traveling to School Shouldn't Be This Difficult or Dangerous for Children

Examples of just how difficult it is for children around the world to access education


Airlines Are Making Billions Off Your Checked Bags and a la Carte Meals

$40 billion, to be exact.


The Price of Beer at Oktoberfest Completely Defies Economic Logic

It's going up like crazy, but people keep buying.

GDS Architects

How to Make a 1,476-Foot Tall Tower Disappear

A high-tech camouflage system will allow Seoul's City Tower to seamlessly blend in with its background.


The Most Bizarre Contraband Items Being Confiscated Around the World

Rhino horns in Vietnam, elephant tusks in Africa, turtles in Thailand, and drugs and dirty money just about everywhere.

Reuters/Jitendra Prakash

Rising Sea Levels Could Submerge Substantial Parts of 1,700 U.S. Cities

A new study paints an especially grim future for coastal cities like New York, Boston, and Miami. 


Why Madrid Should Host the 2020 Olympics

Istanbul is everything the Olympic committee wants -- and everything it fears. Tokyo is boring. Really, there's only one choice.


Brazilians Spend as Much as 26 Percent of Their Income to Ride the Bus

In the county's lopsided economy, public funds are propping up a public transportation system that the public can’t afford.