Analysis: ‘The Best & Worst U.S. Airlines Of 2020’ (Video)

WSJ’s Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney tallies the data for which airlines performed best and worst in 2020 for things like on-time arrivals, complaints and flight cancellations. Photo: Getty Images

Science Podcast: Social Costs Of Carbon & The Chirps Of Mole-Rats

On its first day, the new Biden administration announced plans to recalculate the social cost of carbon—a way of estimating the economic toll of greenhouse gases. Staff Writer Paul Voosen and host Sarah Crespi discuss why this value is so important and how it will be determined.

Next up, Alison Barker, a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, talks with Sarah about the sounds of naked mole-rats. You may already know naked mole-rats are pain and cancer resistant—but did you know these eusocial mammals make little chirps to identify themselves as colony members? Can these learned local dialects make naked mole-rats a new research model for language learning? 

Aerial Views: ‘Oslo’ In Southern Norway (Video)

Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum.

Classic Cars: Buyers Can Configure Their Own Jaguar C-Type Online

Jaguar Classic will be creating a limited number of new hand-built examples of the ultimate 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning C-Type for the first time with fully- authentic new disc-brakes. Eight new C-Type Continuation cars will be built ahead of a racing-inspired celebration event for their owners in 2022.

Building from their experience with the Lightweight E-Type, XKSS and D-Type continuations, Jaguar Classic engineers have consulted Jaguar’s archives and cross-referenced scan data taken from an original C-Type in conjunction with the latest computer aided design technology to create the most authentic car possible. 

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Travel Guides: ‘Daytona Beach – Florida’ (4K Video)

Daytona Beach is a city on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It’s known for Daytona International Speedway, which hosts February’s iconic Daytona 500 NASCAR race. The beach has hard-packed sand where driving is permitted in designated areas. Near the boardwalk’s rides and arcades, Daytona Beach Bandshell stages free summer concerts. Steps from the beach, Daytona Lagoon water park offers go-karts, laser tag and waterslides. 

Travel Guide Video: Bryce Canyon National Park In Southern Utah (Video)

Bryce Canyon – Welcome to Utah’s otherworldly red-rock landscape carved by powerful geologic forces and the endless march of time.

Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. Prime viewing times are around sunup and sundown.

Morning News Podcast: Climate Change Policies & Facebook’s Pullback

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signaled a new direction for the country when it comes to climate change. He said it should be considered an essential part of foreign policy and national security.

He signed an extremely wide ranging executive order that includes a number of new measures that could kick off the battle between the White House and the oil industry.

  • Plus, Facebook’s pull back from politics.
  • And, the second round of small business loans are off to a slow start.

Guests: Axios’ Ben Geman, Courtenay Brown, Sara Fischer and Joann Muller

Views: ‘Wild Side Ranch’ – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wild Side Ranch gets its name for its 14,538± total acres of dramatic cliffs and canyons with a rolling landscape marked by thick stands of ponderosa pines, juniper and pinons, numerous canyons, rock outcroppings, cliff faces, arroyos, drainages, and all interspersed by meadows of native grasses.

The primary feature of the property is the stunning and iconic landmark, Cañon Blanco, serving as the southern boundary. Nestled between the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, every turn on the property offers a different view from big sky bluffs across sprawling prairies to dense forests before New Mexico’s notable grandiose sunsets. Several miles of the Wild Side’s eastern boundary border the 1.6 million-acre Santa Fe National Forest, protecting the land as a wildlife habitat for trophy elk, mule deer, wild turkey, bear, and mountain lions.