VIDEO: Old maps, new directions

VIDEO: Old maps, new directions

NYPL Labs is bringing the library’s vast collections into the digital, shareable age

New York Public Library Labs wants to give everyone a bird’s eye view into history. Their latest project, Building Inspector, harnesses the power of internet users to interpret historical maps and prime them for virtual exploration.
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environment

Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

The National Park Service shows growing concern for climate impacts on Hawaii’s silverswords

The Ultimate Environmental Challenge

If you want people to conserve, you’re going to have to convince…me

environment

SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

A citizen science initiative is trying to collect more information about seahorses from around the world

Fish out of water

Air-breathing fish do exist — and they use a remarkable respiratory system to survive on land

environment

No more needles for allergy sufferers?

No more needles for allergy sufferers?

Allergy treatment from Europe has finally hit the U.S. markets

Dented cans — no deal or no problem?

Botulism contamination is a horrifying possibility, but the risk may be nothing to fuss over

environment

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

Researchers monitor the sun to capture bright beautiful images

The Science Oven

How a microwave cooks your food