Tech

NOAA

A Decade of Monster Hurricanes

Dramatic images of seven record-setting hurricanes from the last decade.

Google

This Virtual Tour of Venice Is So Good, You'll Feel Like You're Actually There

Google has mapped the floating city's bridges, canals, and narrow alleys. 

KIRO 7

Seattle Presses Pause on Its Mass Surveillance Plans

If only temporarily. 

SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Team Hired to Photograph Florida's Beaches for Google Street View Traumatized by Nudists

Just what kind of weird stuff did those cameras pick up? 

Shutterstock

Why Are Gas Prices Falling?

The average gallon now runs an American $3.19, the lowest price since February 2011.

Charles Flagg

An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy?

One year after the storm that caused it, an inlet blasted through Fire Island has cleansed the long-polluted Great South Bay.

ShotSpotter

ShotSpotter Has Started Marketing Itself to Schools

The gunshot detection company is just the latest to enter the potentially lucrative U.S. school shooting protection market.

Reuters

The Absurd Beauty of Creating Musical Turnstiles in NYC's Subway

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has a plan to give New Yorkers "one little gift of kindness."

Reuters

A Greener Motorized Rickshaw?

This could be the next ride for the emerging market poor.

Reuters

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

Shutterstock.com

Oh F---! Here's Where People Around the World Are Cursing

A fun new map shows that America rules supreme when it comes to Twitter profanity.

yubm.org

Someone in Philly Is Using Instagram to Intimidate Witnesses

The "stop snitching" movement meets social media. 

NOAA

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

The monster storm hitting the Philippines is causing all kinds of nasty damage.

ABVH

The Best of Banksy's NYC Tour, Animated in One Hypnotizing GIF

See static stencils come to life. 

Flickr/charliekwalker

How Flickr Predicted Hurricane Sandy's Landfall

An amazing comparison of social media meta-data, in two charts.

Maps
NOAA

The Climate Mapping Tool You've Been Waiting For

Meet the data treasure trove known as "NOAA View."

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An Amazing Drones-Eye View of the New York Public Library

See the famed building at new heights.

St.Martin's Press

A Bucket List for the Entire World

Artist Candy Chang posted blackboards for people to write out what they want to do "before they die." The project became an international hit.