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Chronicling the Turbulent History of Boston's Chinatown

The Chinatown Atlas stitches together a digital portrait of the evolving neighborhood.

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The Blinking Jewel in Boston's Skyline

One of the hub’s best known pieces of technology may become an official city landmark after all.

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The Northeast Officially Has America's Angriest Drivers

The region’s motorists are more prone to screaming, honking, and throwing out rude gestures, according to a new survey.

Data Cuisine

'Data Cuisine' Serves a Full-Course Meal of Boston's Problems

With Jell-O shots representing fecal-coliform levels in the Boston Harbor, this edition of food visualizations is as strange as ever.

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Boston Bans 'Self-Combusting' Hoverboards From Transit

MBTA says the devices are included in rules prohibiting “articles of an inflammable or explosive nature.”

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Busty Usher, Pooh Mutants, and Other Towns in Anagrammed Massachusetts

Two cartographers took years making a rude map for “our inner 12-year-olds.”

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A Brief History of Duck Boat Tours

How amphibious war vehicles came to roam the streets of major cities worldwide.

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Pinpointing the Health Impacts of Urban Noise

Researcher Erica Walker wants to change the way cities think about their aural landscapes.  

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The Triumphant Return of the Chinatown Bus

Two years after a federal safety crackdown, the intercity option is carrying more passengers than ever.

NASA

A NASA Supercomputer Has Simulated the Blizzard's Next Movements

An incredible data-crunching system predicts the storm’s future in incredible detail.

NWS

A Quick Guide to the U.S. East Coast Blizzard's Snow Accumulations

Forecasters say to expect up to 2 feet in places, especially around Washington, D.C.

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Why Most Northeast U.S. Intercity Travelers Still Drive

The price is just too right.

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How Washing Machines Could Use a Lot Less Water

Three MIT grad students have invented a washing-machine filter that cleans wastewater and reuses it over and over again.

Soofa

Charge Your Phone for Free on This Solar Bench

The “Soofa” has two USB charging ports and tracks data on air quality, foot traffic, and radiation.

Meredith Wade

It’s Probably OK To Eat Fruit From City Trees

New research is good news for hungry urbanites.

Richard Mandelkorn

Why a Boston Suburb Combined Its High School and Senior Center

Result: a modern two-in-one complex that serves young and old.  

NOAA

Whatever Hurricane Joaquin's Track, We're Still Getting Flooded

No matter which path the hurricane ends up taking, the Mid-Atlantic is in for an absolute rain bomb.

Ian Reynolds

This MIT Student Built a Real-Time MBTA Map for His Wall

Some frat brothers opt for Scarface posters. Ian Reynolds just wants to watch the trains arrive.