"There are a lot of vulnerable spots in this country"
Extensive report on world food prices
Japanese train-passenger-compressors in action
(Video) One might wonder why they don't just add trains or cars to the existing trains
Investigators think the January BA crash was caused by frozen fuel
The plane passed through extraordinarily cold air over Russia, which they think caused the fuel to thicken, which in turn made it harder to pump -- keeping it from getting to the engines during landing
Mapquest gas-price map
Another example of how the tiny little improvements technology brings to our quality of life accumulate in unexpected ways. We can't control gas prices in general, but it's nice to be able to find local deals without a lot of effort.