Streams

 

Vision

To the Best of Our Knowledge

Myopia - Mark Mothersbaugh [Slideshow]

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh talks about his new visual art exhibition, "Myopia."

Comment

WNYC News

Board of Elections Criticized Over Tiny Font

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WNYC

Several good government groups and local politicians are taking on the New York City Board of Elections over their decision to use a tiny font on the ballot for the general election next month.

Comment

Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: When You're Visited by a Copy of Yourself, Stay Calm

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

NPR

You know Carl Linnaeus, right? The great Swedish naturalist who categorized plants and animals in the 1750s? He was a singular figure in botany. But when he got a headache, he stopped being singular. He doubled, from one Carl to two.

Read More

Comment

Transportation Nation

PICS: Renderings of Amtrak's Future NYC Moynihan Station

Monday, July 09, 2012

Amtrak released an updated "vision" report for the Northeast corridor high-speed rail plan on Monday. Compared to the last vision report in 2010, capital cost projections are lower, ridership projections are higher and the highlight remains fast travel times: by 2040 2030, you'll be able to go from NYC to Philadelphia in 37 minutes and to Washington, D.C. in 94 minutes. We'll have more on all that soon, including why the cost projections changed (hint: it has to do with more rail ridership).

In the meantime, here's what the eventual NYC Amtrak hub, Moynihan Station, will look like.

From the report:

"The new Moynihan intercity passenger rail station will extend the present terminal across 8th Avenue into the historic Farley Post Office Building to create a new signature station in New York. The Moyhnihan/Penn Station complex will create a consolidated Amtrak operation on Manhattan's west side and the high level of service and connectivity required for NextGen HSR."

 


Read More

Comments [10]

Radiolab

The Perfect Yellow

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jad and Robert wonder if maybe they could add to their color palette. Jay Neitz wondered the same thing, sort of. Take a monkey that can't see red, for example. Couldn't you just give them the red cones they were missing? So he took the human gene for red cones, ...

Comments [49]

Radiolab

Colors

Monday, May 21, 2012

Radiolab rips the rainbow a new one.

Comments [242]

Radiolab

Rippin' the Rainbow a New One

Monday, May 21, 2012

Radiolab rips the rainbow a new one.

Comments [37]

On Being

Ernie LaPointe and Cedric Good House — Reimagining Sitting Bull, Tatanka Iyotake [remix]

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

Comment

On Being

[Unedited] Ernie LaPointe with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

Comment

On Being

[Unedited] Cedric Good House with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

Comment

On Being

[Unedited] Carole Barrett with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

Comment