Source: The Atlantic
Ocean scientists find evidence of an increasing slowdown in the Atlantic’s “invisible river” that could seriously affect weather and sea levels in the US and Europe.
Scientists have recorded the longest non-stop migratory flight made by birds. By equipping blackpoll warblers with a GPS, researchers learned the diminutive 12 gram bird can cross the Atlantic — an average distance of 1,580 miles (2,540 km) — over just two to three days. This migration is "on the brink of impossibility." Read more...
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic: If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search -- and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday, when it ruled on Torrey Dale Grady v. Show More Summary
American Express is offering a 25% bonus on transfers of Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic through April 30. Before the end of the year American Express was offering a 35% bonus on transfers to Virgin Atlantic. So 25% doesn’t impress. Show More Summary
The Takeaway | The Paris Review | The New York Observer | The Washington Post | Fortune Magazine | The Atlantic | Slate April 1 isn’t just the day when media outlets across the land either prank their audiences or get pranked themselves — it’s the day when professional head-scratchers scratch their heads about the nature of comedy in the modern era. Show More Summary
One of the cofounders of the legendary Atlantic Records recently died at 92—the groundbreaking Miriam Bienstock, who helped get the company off the ground. Read more...
A Canadian Coast Guard buoy tender is taking on water off the southern coast of Newfoundland. Joint Task Force Atlantic reports that it has sent two Canadian Coast Guard ships and three [...] The post Canadian Coast Guard Ship Taking On Water Off Newfoundland appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Renovating is never easy, particularly when you're trying to renovate an active volcanic island in the middle of the ocean that is home to one of the most isolated towns in the world. That's why the residents of Tristan...
Scientists call it a "fly-or-die journey" that is "one of the most extraordinary migratory feats on the planet"
American Express is offering a 25% bonus for points transfers to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club through April 30, 2015. This only applies to the US Membership Rewards program, so for those accruing points through the Amex EveryDay? Preferred...Show More Summary
Miriam Bienstock ran the business side in the early years of a record company that would later become a giant in the industry, with artists like Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.
Good morning everyone, happy April Fool's Day. No pranks today for me, I don't have time for those. Before I went on my RV road trip, I did a mini App-O-Rama in mid March and it's been almost 2 weeks, so I can now share all my results. Show More Summary
Garrett Epps, The Atlantic: [T]he Indiana statute has two features the federal RFRA -- and most state RFRAs -- do not. First, the Indiana law explicitly allows any for-profit business to assert a right to "the free exercise of religion."...Show More Summary
Today’s Daily Getaway promotion (Week 2, Day 3) is offering many packages for Caesar and Harrah’s hotels in Las Vegas and Atlantic City at a discount. Whether or not it is a good deal really depends on the person and if the entire package is worthwhile to you or not. Show More Summary
The Atlantic: “That conflict of interest was inappropriate for a Cabinet secretary. It ought to be intolerable in a president. Foreign governments would obviously attempt to curry favor or avoid wrath by contributing to an organization that is helping to [...]
Known as Savannah’s Beach, Tybee Island is located eighteen miles east of the city on the Atlantic Ocean. For many visitors, the action is centered on South Beach, site of the Tybee Pier and Pavilion and steps away from the souvenir shops, casual eateries, and frozen daiquiri bars lining lively Tybrisa and Strand streets. For […]
This new piece by the Atlantic's CityLab.com writer Michael Mehaffy looks at the newest thinking about cities, and concludes, in essence, that Jane Jacobs was right. (see“5 Key Themes Emerging From the 'New Science of Cities.”) Mehaffy...Show More Summary
For the first time biologists report 'irrefutable evidence' that tiny blackpoll warblers complete a nonstop flight from about 1,410 to 1,721 miles (2,270 to 2,770 km) in just two to three days. For this work the scientists fitted geolocator packs on 20 birds in Vermont and 20 more in Nova Scotia. Show More Summary
Fresh from its high-wire act over London, the 2016 Jaguar XF made it over the Atlantic in time for its 2015 New York Auto Show debut. Based upon Jaguar’s aluminum-intensive architecture — which reduces weight by 265 lbs over the outgoing...Show More Summary