When You Fly Over a Foreign Country, Your Aeroplane Owes Rent

Ever wonder how commercial flights are allowed to pass over and through many different sovereign nations without causing a fuss? You can thank the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Read More >>

There’s an Air Highway That Keeps Planes From Crashing Into Each Other

If you’ve ever taken a transatlantic flight, here’s a terrifying thought: for a huge portion of that trip, your plane had no radar. The good news is there’s essentially a ten-lane highway over the north Atlantic Ocean that keeps flights between, say, London and New York, from getting too close to each other. Read More >>

Why Do Trains in America Suck So Badly? 

Trains in america are awful. They’re slow, expensive, and not very reliable. And there are a few, largely unsolvable reasons why that’s the case. Read More >>