82-foot-tall Christmas tree set to arrive at Rockefeller Center on Saturday

QUEENSBURY, New York (WABC) — There’s nothing like the holiday season in New York City and today Christmas is one step closer to kicking off in the big apple. Workers will cut down the tree destined for Rockefeller Center today. This year, the tree is a Norway Spruce coming from Queensbury, NY. Once it’s cut […]


Texas’s 82-foot-tall storm-gate plan may have some gaping holes

Eric Bender is a science writer based in Boston who primarily covers biomedical research. This story originally featured on Undark. When Hurricane Ike made landfall in 2008, Bill Merrell took shelter on the second floor of a historic brick building in downtown Galveston, Texas, along with his wife, their daughter, their grandson, and two Chihuahuas. […]