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Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted

A sophisticated age demands a more sophisticated social media cartography.

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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.

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How Controversial Advertising Technology Is Helping Writers Tell Stories in Austin

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Philadelphia's Quasi-Secret Effort to Make Chinese Takeout Healthier Is Working

Nearly 200 of the city’s Chinese restaurants have reduced the amount of sodium in some of their most popular dishes, and no one seemed to notice.

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The Best Public Transportation Advertisement Ever?

A Danish company is hellbent on making the bus seem cool.

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The Bus Terminal Is Dead. Long Live the Bus Terminal

Intercity bus travel is booming in the U.S. Is there a case for bringing back some decent infrastructure dedicated to it?

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Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle—and the Seahawks

How the NFC champs got caught up in a tussle over West Coast airline market share.

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Are Mobile Crime Alerts Making You Racist?

Citizens want details on crime in their neighborhoods, and law enforcement agencies are giving it to them. But there is such a thing as too much information.

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Why a 10-Minute Commercial Flight Isn't As Dumb As It Might Sound

A brief look into the endlessly complex world of passenger airline scheduling.