Shirley Li

Skipping the 13th Floor

Humans assign so much meaning to numbers that superstition affects infrastructure design.

What Caused D.C.'s Deadly Metro Incident?

A preliminary cause has been identified, but many questions remain.

For $100, You Can Put Your DNA on the Moon

Lunar Mission One will launch in 2024—if enough backers fund the project on Kickstarter.

'Parentrepreneurs' Combat Hot-Car Deaths With New Baby-on-Board Tech

Car manufacturers' efforts have been fruitless, so entrepreneurs are developing ways to save children's lives.

The Pentagon Gave the Ferguson Police Department Military-Grade Weapons

The department is part of a federal program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus military equipment to civilian police forces across the U.S. 

Why London's National Gallery Has Surrendered to Selfies

The august institution hopes visitors will contemplate its world-class art collection, but realizes many people would rather just take photos of themselves in front of it.

Massive Subway Derailment in Moscow Causes Multiple Deaths and Injuries

Several Metro cars jumped their tracks Tuesday morning, killing 21 and injuring at least 160 people.