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It's Easier Than Ever to Discover Your Home's History

A combination of national and local resources can help you learn what happened in your house generations ago.

The Temple That Survived Nepal's Earthquake Offers Lessons in Resilience

It wasn't a divine intervention that kept the ancient structure from being destroyed.

The History of Bed Bugs Is Long and Disgusting

Warning: The new book Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World, is guaranteed to make you itchy.

America Is Ready for Gay Marriage

As the Supreme Court hears arguments toward a landmark ruling on same-sex marriages, public opinion has already turned largely in favor of gay unions.  

Rise of the Fragmented City

Does the number of governments in a given metro area really matter?

'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

Freddie Gray isn't the first person to be gravely injured while riding in a police van.

The Long Fuse Behind the Violence in Baltimore

The special distrust between Baltimore residents and police goes way back.

The Port of Oakland Will Shut Down to Protest Police Violence

In a rare sign of solidarity, shipping owners are supporting the day-long protest.

Chile's Calbuco Volcano Turns Brazil's Skies an Eerie Purple

The new color scheme is neon-eggplant.

The Orioles Waited Until the Last Possible Minute to Postpone Monday Night's Game

The decision followed reports on Saturday of drunk baseball fans taunting protesters.

The Only Chart You Need to Explain America's Broken Gas Tax

Highway money is on pace to run out in July.

How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility

The good and the bad of all these new flexible ride services.

More Protests, More Violence in Baltimore, and Few Answers

15 police officers are reported injured in clashes with protesters Monday.

Kathmandu After the Earthquake

Rescue efforts continue in Nepal's capital.

Every Single Bodega in Manhattan, Photographed

Artist Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked the whole borough to document each instance of this cultural institution.

3 Ways To Corral Your Cords

How to prevent a jumbled mess.

What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

Another Way to Help Humanitarian Efforts in Nepal: Start Mapping

Citizen cartographers around the globe are tracing and checking roads, buildings, and open spaces to assist people on the ground. You can help.

An Underrated Approach to Cutting Car Commutes: Peer Pressure

The surprising power of social norms in shifting travel habits.