What is the mathematical probability of getting pooped on by a pigeon in NYC?
A probability expert devises the ultimate formula to finding out the likelihood of getting pooped on any given day in New York City.
Can a 911 dispatcher hang up on a caller?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they’re talking about. Today, we wonder if the 911 dispatcher who hung up on Esperanza Quintero was following protocol.
Why do we find some robots cute and others creepy?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they’re talking about. Today, we wonder why humans are drawn to some robots and repulsed by others.
Tobias van Schneider on Spotify, Macromedia, and how universities are failing designers
The rock star designer talks to us about his first designs, leaving school at 15, and what Europe has to do to compete with the American market.
How long does an average marriage last around the world?
This week in City Index we measure up the longevity of matrimonial bliss, up until it ends.
How to shake someone who's tailing you
You never know when you might be followed. This is how to lose that nefarious character that's hot on your heels.
The future according to anime
We break down the events of the next bajillion years according to the masterpieces of anime. Here is a timeline of awe, hope, nuclear wars, permanently immersive MMORPGs and giant mecha.
No, teenagers did not invent STI-detecting color-changing condoms
Scientifically, “S.T.EYE” is a pipe dream. And it's pure tabloid bait, combining some of tabloids' favorite things: smart children, sex, and shaming people.
I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored
An anonymous 3D graphics designer talks about hiding Satanic and "Freemasonry" conspiracy symbols in the broadcast news just because he could.
What are the worst ways to die?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, a neurosurgeon, a forensic psychologist and two horror experts speculate on most unpleasant deaths.