This Bird Went Extinct and Then Evolved Into Existence Again
"We know of no other example in rails, or of birds in general, that demonstrates this phenomenon so evidently.”
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Sexy Photos Seemingly Got a Canadian Train Conductor Fired (Again)
In 2014, a woman was wrongfully fired after filing a sexual harassment complaint.
The Canadian Government is Blowing Up Bomb Trains for Practice
Years after the Lac-Mégantic? disaster, the Canadian government is only just beginning to do the hard work of making sure that rail transportation of oil is safe.
China Wants in on High-Speed Rails in the US, Starting with Los Angeles
A private company and a consortium of Chinese rail firms are planning a 185 mile track connecting greater Los Angeles to Vegas.
A Recent History of the American War on Passenger Rail Transportation
From Colorado to New Jersey to Baltimore, seven urgently-needed transit projects killed or maimed by Republican governors.
The 'DIY Spacecraft' Designed to Explore Mexico's Abandoned Rail Lines
It looks like a bit like something out of 'The Road Warrior', only far sleeker and with no makeshift gun turrets.
A Descent Into New York's Remarkable Second Avenue Subway
First proposed in 1929 and again in 1951, but persistently hobbled by money woes and community opposition, the $4.5 billion Second Avenue Subway is now over half complete.
The Imposters Issue
In Search of Great Men
Using 15-day Amtrak USA Rail Passes, I crossed our country to photograph my fellow passengers, asking them where they came from and where they were heading: an 18-year-old facing felony mescaline charges, a woman returning to Madison for her ex...
The Deadly Math of Chinese Infrastructure, as Seen at 186 MPH
Fifty-four people in government and industry were blamed (the railway minister first among them) and new rules were implemented, but journalists in China are still on orders, a year on, not to discuss the crash.
China's New Train Will Do 217 Miles an Hour
On a trial run in northeastern China, the new Harbin-Dalian high-speed train flew through mountainous provinces at peak speeds of 300km/h, or 186mph. It made the 921 km trip from Harbin to Dalian in only four hours, a distance that’s roughly equivalent...
Ones and Zeros: Time Travel is Not Possible
_This should help put some perspective on how big the new Arizona Solar Tower "really is.":http://mendocoastcurrent.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/solartowersize.jpg_ h3. One: "Michael Graham Richard has big engineering plans for Arizona's Solar Tower...
We Should All Be This Excited About High Speed Rail
High speed rail is a beautiful thing — it’s low emissions, efficient, social, comfortable, and, of course, fast. It has my vote (hands down) for the most viable sustainable transportation solution for the <a href="http://utopianist.com/201...