American homes are getting bigger and bigger. But it doesn't need to be that way.
Astronomers have named and mapped the supercluster of galaxies that contains our own.
The Industrial Revolution gets credit for kicking off the world's human population explosion, but new research suggests we should look further back.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
The share of elderly Americans is increasing. National preparedness for their housing needs is not.
How the slob you were paired with freshman year will affect your figure, your mental health, and your drinking habits—for years to come.
Each of us has a unique bacterial fingerprint. New research indicates it's stamped all over our homes.
Rust Belt cities like St. Louis want to attract more immigrants, but few are integrating into African-American neighborhoods.
But whether America's cargo capital can support a real urban center remains to be seen.
A measure called "location affordability" makes major metro areas look like a bargain—and they are, for the wealthy.
More results from the Atlantic Media/Siemens State of the City Poll.
Providing storage solutions for the homeless helps bring stability and dignity to their lives.
The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.
The Pruitt-Igoe projects were razed in 1972, but their influence on Ferguson's social and financial divides echo today as redevelopment is planned.
Lessons from one New York woman's inadvertent foray into urban beekeeping.
The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.
The Boston-Washington corridor is up; the Rustbelt and Sunbelt are down.
You'll be less likely to die of a heart attack, for starters.
New federal data reveals the regional decline in coastal ecosystems.