Dec 6, 2013 — In 2008, Congress passed a law requiring most rail networks to install "positive train control" collision technology by 2015. Engineering professor Christopher Barkan discusses train safety systems, how "positive train control" might prevent accidents, and whether railroads will be able to meet the deadline.
Dec 6, 2013 — Drawing from research presented at this year's Acoustical Society of America conference, psycholinguist Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel untangles tongue twisters to look at speech planning patterns, and professor Amalia Arvaniti discusses the "Valley Girl" dialect.
Nov 19, 2013 — After he ran out of food during Hurricane Sandy, New York artist Tattfoo Tan vowed to be better prepared for future climate-related disasters. His latest art installation features meals made from dehydrated vegetables that will last one year on the shelf.
Nov 15, 2013 — Are you one of the super fans who manages to nab setlists from your favorite shows? If so, tell us about it and upload photos of your haul. You can also see a gallery of some of the setlists we've managed to score over the years.
Nov 11, 2013 — Distraught over the devastation wreaked on his nation by Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines' representative at a global climate change conference said he will fast during the 11-day forum. Yeb Sano links weather catastrophes of recent years to global warming.
Nov 3, 2013 — Running similarly tactical races, Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the New York City Marathon.
Nov 2, 2013 — All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
Nov 1, 2013 — A year after Hurricane Sandy, recovery efforts are still ongoing, and questions remain about how to rebuild and prepare the coastlines for the next storm. A group of experts discusses rebuilding and protective options — from sea walls to "oyster-tecture" — and considers calls for a "managed retreat" from the shore.
Oct 31, 2013 — The National Confectioners Association says weather was one factor in keeping Halloween candy sales flat for the last two years. But could consumers also be heeding the messages to cut back on sugar and empty calories?