Aarian Marshall

Nik Freeman

America's Great Carl's Jr.—Hardee's Divide

One company. One logo. Two regional dining experiences.

YouTube/PatentYogi

Is This Crazy Chair the Future of Air Travel?

Boeing has filed a patent on an "upright sleep support system," so let's give it a closer look.

Nadieh Bremer

Visualizing East Asia's Explosive Urban Growth

A winning data visualization highlights the successes—and perils—of the recent East Asian city boom.

Journal of Consumer Research

To Save Lives, Shake Up Traffic Signs

A new study finds that "active" road signs may make drivers more attentive.

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How Do You Convince People to Eat Weeds?

The Berkeley-based Wild Food Week takes aim at high-end chefs.

Associated Press/Pat McDonnell

Can a Whitewater Park Jump-Start Asheville's Economy?

A proposed whitewater park would bring North Carolina's outdoor sports culture to the city—and hopefully encourage more companies to consider moving there.

CartoB, via Twitter

Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted

A sophisticated age demands a more sophisticated social media cartography.

Flickr/Leon Fishman

NYC's Long Commutes May Be Forcing Mothers Out of the Workforce

A downside to New York's sprawling, world class transit system.

A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes

It’s a living, breathing transit map.

Asunder

How Controversial Advertising Technology Is Helping Writers Tell Stories in Austin

An experimental new app uses Bluetooth "beacons" to push narratives instead of ads.

Reuters/Heino Kalis

One of Spain's Infamous Ghost Airports Finally Comes to Life

Some good news for the Spanish economy.

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It's Time to End the Great Snow Umbrella Debate Once and For All

This urban etiquette question has an actual right answer.

Reuters/Baz Ratner

Will Jerusalem Jump on the Cable Car Bandwagon?

Shocker: This plan comes with a healthy dose of controversy.

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Scientists Agree: In Case of Zombie Outbreak, Leave the City

Researchers at Cornell University modeled what would actually happen if zombies attacked. Spoiler: The news is not good for city-dwellers.

Mark Byrnes

The Tragedy of Canada's Census

The country's political climate led to the switch from a mandatory census form to voluntary one. It's been a disaster for policymakers.

When the British Tried to Build Their Own Eiffel Tower

In the late 19th century, London nearly got a 1,200-foot steel monument to transcontinental jealousy.

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The Case for Prettier Staircases

Why health advocates are urging planners and architects to think more seriously about stairs.

National Park Service Division of Natural Sounds and Night Skies

The Quietest Places in America, Mapped

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that "most people live in environments where night skies and soundscapes are profoundly degraded."

Mark Byrnes

How Public Transit Agencies Deal with All Your Angry, Mean, and Terrible Tweets

Some cities ignore the abuse, but others have found success engaging it head on.