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Could This Inflatable Plug Have Prevented New York City’s Subways From Flooding?

The design of this inflatable object was commissioned by the US Department of Homeland Security to be used in response to terrorist attacks against subways. But perhaps it could also be used to prevent future subway floods like those that happened recently in New York City: The plugs can be inflated in about three minutes. But [...]

Cold snap drove Vikings from Greenland

Extreme climate changes caused the Vikings to abandon their homeland in search of warmer weather. While many scientists and historians know of the ice…