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A Case for Homeless Shelter Networks as Basic Infrastructure

D.C.’s promising new plan would equitably distribute such facilities across the city and serve more residents.

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Donating Your Selfies to Science

Researchers are tapping into photo-sharing platforms like Instagram to analyze everything from air pollution to street design.

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The Creepiest 'Social Network' Ever Is Just Some Woman Following You Around All Day

“Follower” offers the unique experience of being obsessively spied upon.

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The Case Against Drive-Throughs

Minneapolis is thinking about nixing these consumer-friendly byways. More cities should follow suit.

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Keeping the Memory of Manhattan's 'Little Syria' Alive

Community activists are trying to preserve what’s left of the old New York neighborhood, and to memorialize what’s gone.

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The Community Solar Industry Gets a Voice of Its Own

A new national organization will push to make it easier to get solar power when it can’t go on your own roof.

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A Secret Bedroom Was Just Discovered in the Berlin Subway

The source of the photos leaked to the media remains a mystery.

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Urbanization Is a Major Driver of the Zika Virus

And slum dwellers are suffering the consequences.

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Wild Photos from the Early Days of Urban Zoos

The Wildlife Conservation Society will archive and preserve over 12,000 photos from the Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium.

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America's School Teachers Are Confused About Climate Change

Nearly a third offered students the flawed mixed message that modern warming is caused by both humans and natural temperature shifts.

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Fighting Street Harassment in Mexico City With Punk Rock, Performance Art, and Confetti

A conversation with Las Hijas de Violencia.

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Why Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Is the New Face of Suburbia

After a period of rapid diversification, the town outside the Twin Cities faces rising poverty and housing challenges.

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The Connection Between the Arts and Neighborhood Diversity

A new study zeroes in on the relationship between arts organizations and the economic and cultural diversity of New York City neighborhoods.

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Plot All of Your Travel Plans on This Wall Map

A corkboard guide to the U.S.A.

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The Dutch Are Opening Europe's First Donor Bank ... for Poop

It’s for a good health cause, but encouraging people to, uh, contribute is a challenge.

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Instead of Replacing Flint's Old Pipes, Why Not Just Build New Ones?

One civil engineer says it would be less laborious and more cost-effective.

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The Bay Area's Massive Wetlands Restoration Project Is Working

Vast stretches of industrial salt ponds are slowly creeping back to natural, wildlife-friendly state.

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An Oregon Mountain Casts an Upside-Down Shadow in the Sky

Locals describe the scene at Mount Hood as “stunning” and “Monet-like.”