Researchers hope mobility data gleaned from Twitter during Hurricane Sandy can eventually help boost New York City's resilience.
"I tried to show myself as an anthropologist from a different solar system. What kind of new world was being built here?"
Thanks to an overlooked law, Colorado's legal pot enterprises will finally get the legitimate banking services they need. But discord with the feds still casts a shadow over the industry.
These three cartographers are applying advances in brain science and cognitive psychology to their work.
Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the "Red List" of endangered species, a white-tailed eagle with a GoPro captured swooping views of London.
Four households around the world reveal unique yet familiar domestic experiences in an immersive new app.
Modesto, California, was once ranked the nation's least livable city. That spurred one man to uncover its forgotten contributions to 20th-century architectural history.
Inspired by Milgram's famous experiment, an analysis of Twitter networks and geography reveals how personal connections get lost at the city level.
Twelve-year-old Peng Yijian holed up in Shanghai mega-stores for six days, reportedly living off free food samples.
François Gissy broke his world record at 207 mph, and he's already hatching plans for a bike he calls the "Spine Crusher."
It's a subtle form of discrimination, a health risk, and maybe a massive economic concern. The upcoming World Toilet Day 2014 is a call to action.
A growing number of coyotes are pressuring cities to act aggressively, but hunting them can actually encourage larger populations.
Officials hope to tiptoe around First Amendment rights to regulate costumed characters in places like Times Square or Hollywood Boulevard. Elmo and Spidey's best bet? Get organized.
A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science of cities is heading toward a more complex understanding of how urban spaces evolve.
Santander, Spain, tested a network of acoustic sensors capable of managing traffic congestion. But will it stand up to the future of cars?
Does the word come from sonar? Is it a "backronym"? Internet jargon? Yes, yes, and yes.
Today in 1904, NYC opened its first underground line, inspiring the biggest building boom in city history—and a spoof by Thomas Edison.
Legos have been hailed as STEM toys—but let's not overlook the power of Play-Doh.