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Fire Station Fire

A fire station in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China, was gutted by a fire recently, causing chagrin for the local fire department. It was first announced as a “training exercise,” but later fire officials had to admit that a welding spark ignited a nearby can of gasoline, and the resulting blaze spread out of control. The [...]

The Purrfect Police Officer

Iemon might just be the world’s cutest cop. That’s because the little kitten was hired more for PR than his detective skills. Even so, he’s certainly doing a great job, even if his main duties are laying on the station’s front desk. At least this will be one police station short on rats. Link  

SpaceX’s Dragon ship mission for Apil 30th

The first ever space station resupply mission by a commercial operator is scheduled for the end of April. The unmanned Dragon freighter by SpaceX will…

Lion threat closes railway station

A UK railway station was temporarily closed after reports that there was a lion on the tracks. The alert was raised after a local called the police to…

The President’s Secret New York City Train Station

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Grand Central Terminal, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has more than 40 platforms, making it the largest train station in the world. But one of those platforms is rarely, [...]

The Subway Station Covered In Pixel Art

You know your city’s subway station is clean and vandal free when awesome works of art, like these 8 bit artworks made out of tile, cover the walls without fear of being defaced. This subway station in Stockholm, Sweden is full of cool pixel art featuring Pac Man, Space Invaders, and other designs that show the [...]

The Abandoned Cold War Listening Station

On a hill called Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain) near Berlin, an abandoned facility complete with “radar domes” stands. It was once used as a listening station for the US to intercept Soviet communications, and then abandoned when West and East Berlin were reunited. It was built over top the remains of a Nazi war college. Exploring [...]

12 NASA Blueprints For Building Your Own Spaceship

Have you ever wanted to build your own space ship or space station but didn’t know how? Well now you can with these helpful blueprints from NASA. Perhaps someone will be able to make a very accurate scale replica of some of these space vehicles, that should make for an interesting trip to Home Depot. Link

A.I. DJ Gets An On-Air Job in Texas

If you thought the morning zoo crew on your local radio station were about as entertaining as robots, there may be more truth in that then you thought. One station in San Antonio has “hired” an artificially intelligent DJ named “Denise” to talk to listeners. Is this the end of the traditional radio DJ? Meet Denise. [...]

7 Amazing Animal Stationmasters of Japan

We told you the story of Tama, the cat who became stationmaster at a train station in Japan (one, two, three, four, five times). Her success at bringing in new customers has spawned a series of non-human stationmasters, including dogs, monkeys (previously), goats, rabbits, a penguin, a tortoise, and even lobsters! Shown is Wasao, stationmaster [...]