Oct 172014
 
How Does New York City Get All Its Water

Everything in New York City is a complicated, big deal. In most small towns around the world, their water works departments have a relatively simple job. But servicing water for over 9 million customers in New York City is no easy task. What may surprise you is that the entire system is powered by gravity.The New York Times investigates how NYC gets its clean, fresh water in this eye-opening report

 


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Oct 112014
 
New York Times Takes Second Graders To One Of New York’s Fanciest Restaurants

The New York Times has realized that you don’t go viral with traditional stories anymore, no matter how interesting or factual they are. So they studied a bit of New Media, and made this adorable story. Instead of taking a renown food critic to a restaurant for their magazine’s fall Food issue, they took a group of second graders. The children were treated to a meal at one of New York City’s most expensive and fancy restaurants, Daniel. The kids enjoyed a seven course meal that would usually cost each diner over $200. 

 


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Oct 062014
 
Aboard One Of The Biggest Container Ships In The World

The Mary Maersk is one of the largest ships in the world. The ship is over 1,300 feet long. That’s as long as the Empire State Building is tall. The Mary contains as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers. So what’s it like to work on the giant boat? Ironically, the super large boat has a small crew of just 27. The New York Times had the chance to check out the Mary and made this enlightening report

 


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Sep 262014
 
Where Does New York City’s Trash Go?

Over 8 million people live in the relatively tiny space called New York City. That makes for a lot of trash. As any tourist or student who’s new to town quickly realizes there are literally piles of trash on nearly every street. So, where does all the trash go? The New York Times investigates in this new short documentary.  

 


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Sep 162014
 
A Fish That Spits With Perfect Aim

The Archerfish gets its name from its impressive spitting abilities. The fish is one of the only creatures in the animal kingdom that can spit with such accuracy and distance. The fish spits water to shoot down yummy insects and bugs to eat, but as The New York Times explains, scientists are studying the Archerfish to create better fire hoses, sprayers, and more.

 


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