10-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Safer—and Still Move Plenty of Cars, Can the Drinking Fountain Make a Comeback?, and more...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

10-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Safer—and Still Move Plenty of Cars

The case against 12-foot lanes in cities, in 3 charts.

Eric Jaffe

Can the Drinking Fountain Make a Comeback?

How new innovations could resuscitate the crumbling infrastructure.

Jessica Leigh Hester

The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.

Richard Florida

How Los Angeles County Furthered Racist Fair-Housing Practices

A recent Justice Department complaint reveals the county colluded with two cities and the sheriff’s department to push black, Section 8 families out of certain neighborhoods.

Brentin Mock

What a Discovery at Jamestown Says About America's First Town

Traces of lead and tooth decay in newly uncovered remains reveal the founders were of noble status—and had a new American diet.

Linda Poon

This Heat-Sensitive Map Changes With the Weather

Know where to huddle for shelter from the elements, or find a park when it’s sunny.

Vicky Gan

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