In Portland, a Contested Tent City Offers the 'Right 2 Dream Too', Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts, and more...

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Friday, November 28, 2014

In Portland, a Contested Tent City Offers the 'Right 2 Dream Too'

R2D2 gives the city's homeless just a sleeping bag and a communal tent for the night. The homeless run it, too—allowing others to survive on the streets on their own terms.

Georgia Perry

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts

In-vehicle travel time is more productive and less stressful travel time.

Eric Jaffe

In Search of Visibility, Protesters Take to the Highways

A second night of demonstrations following the Ferguson grand jury decision looks a bit like a nationwide effort to stall traffic.  

Kriston Capps

The Worst Days to Fly in the U.S., Ranked

The day before Thanksgiving ranks 27th.

David Yanofsky

You Could Have Grown Your Thanksgiving Bounty In the Kitchen

This hydroponic techno-planter requires little care, needs no dirt, and glows like a magic mushroom.

John Metcalfe

Why You Probably Can't Draw a Map of Your City From Memory

Human sense of direction first relies on "egocentric" knowledge of places, like landmarks. Conceptualizing the overall lay of the land is much harder.

Elizabeth Preston