Why is it called a black box if it's actually orange?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we answer a reader's question about a mysterious piece of aircraft equipment.
How much should you tip wait staff in restaurants in Beijing, Reykjavik and Seattle? This week, City Index compares the excepted tipping percentage in cities around the world.
Art that startups buy
Talking with Skillshare, Enigma, Electric Objects, Kickstarter, and Tumblr, we learned how these startups art-up their work place.
City patterns: stacked living
City Patterns examines urban landscapes, juxtaposing various cities to create a geographical tapestry. In our inaugural City Patterns, we examine stacked living.
Can you swipe someone onto the NYC subway?
Hopes&Fears answers questions, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder if swiping someone in with your unlimited Metrocard is legal.
Sex for all: A sex worker's campaign for the disabled
MP candidate, activist and sex worker Charlotte Rose provides a remedy that can't be found in a hospital.
Penalties for possession of a gram of weed
This week, City Index explores the smallest slaps on the wrist and the harshest punishments for possessing a gram of weed around the world.
What's changed since Fight Club: Terrorism, vibrators, soap
In the wake of Fight Club sequel news, Hopes&Fears puts plot points from the 1996 book and 1999 movie into 2015. What's new in offices, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and vibrator-related TSA issues?
I used a 56K modem for a week and it was Hell on Earth
Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to live with a 90s internet connection for a week. This is his story.
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
Hopes&Fears answers questions, with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder if what we've always been told about breakfast is actually true.