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The world's largest swimming pool

The world's largest swimming pool

Summer’s moved on from NYC and Autumn has arrived early. This is saddening as summer just does not seem to last as long these days (maybe it is because NYC has become the new Seattle). So when I stumbled upon these pictures in the Los Angeles Times of the world’s largest swimming pool I immediately…

All the right stuff for a lonely bear

All the right stuff for a lonely bear

While masses of hipsters, indie music fans, and even the HOVA hisself Jay-Z and Beyonce crowded into Williamsburg, Brooklyn to hear the Grizzly Bears perform live on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon this past weekend, another bear lives a decidedly less glamorous lifestyle as explored in the short film AND EVERYTHING WAS ALRIGHT. This film is…

Flight patterns

Flight patterns

In collaboration with Wired, Aaron Koblin built this haunting and interactive Google Map of air traffic flight patterns in the US over a 24-hour period on August 12, 2008. You can zoom in and out, as well as filter and view the air traffic patterns-data collected by the FAA-via altitude, aircraft model, and manufacturer.

Yellowstone hotel gift shop educates shoppers on global warming, product footprints

Yellowstone hotel gift shop educates shoppers on global warming, product footprints

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel gift shop

Think of a hotel or tourist destination gift shop as a place full of cheap crap likely made by underpaid workers in the developing world? In most cases, you’re spot on. At Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, though, concessionaire Xanterra Parks & Resorts is aiming for a very different kind of gift shop experience: one that educates shoppers on the effects of global warming, and the lifecycle of the gifts they purchase.