Prophecies of New York
The city that never sleeps is also the city that forever changes, making its future notoriously impossible to predict. Recently a number of our experts tried anyway, gazing into their crystal balls—and out the windows of our Manhattan studio—to share their vision of what New York will look like in 10, 25, or even 50 years. The result is our new special series, "The Future of New York City."
Predictions ranged from the breezily optimistic to the wistfully grim; from an explanation of how New York will become even more "green" to a warning that its dependence on Wall Street could prove analogous to Detroit's fatal symbiosis with the auto industry. The experts themselves varied widely also, from Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber to novelist Paul Auster, a lifelong New Yorker who has witnessed countless changes to the "gracious place" of his childhood—and expects to see many more.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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