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Behind the Science of Why Ears Pop On Planes

Map Happy | Posted 05.26.2015 | Home
Map Happy

It makes babies howl inconsolably on flights and sometimes during takeoff or landing I have the urge on the plane to just let myself collapse and do the same. That acute pain of ear pressure doesn't discriminate.

Friday Night Light

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Remy M. Maisel

I like company on the rare occasion that I have it while I'm cooking, but I also enjoy the alone time, and my ability to be slow and deliberate about my cooking, savoring the process and tasting things as often as I want, without anyone offering to help or getting underfoot.

I Flew the Dreamliner... and I Can't Wait to Again

Billy Kolber | Posted 06.21.2013 | Home
Billy Kolber

After months of grounding by the FAA, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is poised to take flight again in the next few weeks. And that's great news for those ...

Asking Hard Questions Of The 787

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home
Peter Mandel

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel like I've read the same glowing write-up 50 times. There's so much buzz about the plane it seems almost suspicious.

Dear Mitt Romney, Airplane Windows Don't Open Because 'Everybody Would Die'

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

Why don't airplane windows open? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney revealed his seemingly dubious grasp of aviation science this weeke...