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 172014
 
Nurse Sick With Ebola Speaks Before Leaving For Maryland

There is a lot of fear over the Ebola outbreak that originated in West Africa. Now, two American nurses who treated a Liberian man sick with the virus have been infected. Nina Pham at Texas Health Resources is one of the nurses. Before being transferred to Maryland, her doctor, Dr. Gary Weinstein, said goodbye and recorded their interaction. Now, this clip has gone viral with over 2 million hits!

 


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Oct 132014
 
WNG News Anchors Perform Epic Handshake During Commercial Break

Back in 2009, WGN News went viral with their unique video showing WGN News anchors Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange performing their epic commercial break handshake. Their handshake started off simple, but over the years grew into an extravagant show. Now, five years later, Robert and Jackie are back with an even more elaborate handshake which is trending. 

 


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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 292014
 
John Oliver On American Drones

Just 20 years ago, drones were a science fiction dream. But today, they are big business. Many governments are now purchasing drones for military surveillance and even for weapon strikes. America has become famous around the world for our drone strikes. The problem is, the collateral damage from drone strikes has many critics questioning the effectiveness of the drones. John Oliver discusses American drones and their strikes in the Middle East in this latest segment from Last Week Tonight

 


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