New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had Barack Obama and Mitt Romney trying to court him for some time now, both hoping the third-term independent could help move some swing staters to their respective corners. It wasn't clear either candidate would get the nod from Bloomberg, but the mayor just endorsed Obama. Bloomberg wrote in an op-ed for Bloomberg View that, whether it contributed to Hurricane Sandy or not, climate change was a serious issue and Obama would be the better candidate to stop it. [New York Times]
If you want to take the visual pulse of a major event, you can do a lot worse than checking out Instagram. Now, for Hurricane Sandy, we present Instacane, a site that updates with Instagram images of the storm in real time. It doesn't seem to be curated, so there are plenty of context-less images popping through, but there's also a lot of interesting shots, like this one, near the Hudson River. Keep an eye on it here.
If you're in a safe area (please, don't do this if you're not) scientists are looking for some help dissecting Hurricane Sandy. By collecting samples with the help of volunteers, researchers can learn a lot about an extreme weather event: where it came from, how it got to where it is, and more. To do that in this case, a team from the University of Utah and Purdue have assembled a network of 100 volunteers (at last update) to take samples over a 12-hour period. Read more about it here.
Most people play through a "moral choice" game like BioShock or Fallout making the same decisions they'd make if presented with those choices in real life. But not everyone. Who are these morality-flaunters?
After public scrutiny over an article about how women's hormones might affect how they vote, CNN has pulled the story from its site. Go there now, and you get a message on how "some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN." (It's still floating around the web, though.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.