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Hong Kong's 'Fishball Revolution' Is About More Than Street Food

Violence between protesters and police appears to be borne out of a deep-seated mistrust.

AP Photo/Mel Evans

Snow Removal With Wheelchair Users in Mind

A lack of citizen awareness, not to mention accountability, can leave some residents stuck in their homes much longer than others.

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Toward a Stronger Theory of NIMBYism

A more sound understanding of local obstructionism could be the first step to diminishing it.

Reuters / Jacky Naegelen

To Fight Climate Change, We Need to Go Beyond Burying Fossil Fuels

The latest environmental rallying cry—“Keep It in the Ground”—will help stop pollution. But that policy’s effect on carbon emissions isn’t as clear.

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Rating Europe's Most and Least Happy Cities

Start packing your bags for Oslo.

Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram & Pauline Jennings / PolyPEDAL Lab / UC Berkeley

Why You Can't Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Home

The insects are miniature transformers that can compress to half their size and still run really fast.

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Can a Game Help Build Affordable Housing?

To break through gridlock on fair housing, officials in wealthy Westchester County, New York, try a new tactic.

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A Tsunami of Goopy Foam Washes Into a French Town

Storm Imogen’s hurricane-force winds are churning up flying, smelly suds.

Reuters/Tyrone Siu

Who's to Blame for Taiwan's Toppled Highrise?

The discovery of tin cans used as “filler” raises questions about the apartment complex’s construction.

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

How Psychology Explains the Tamir Rice Shooting

People attach violent stereotypes to images of black boys as young as 5 years old, new research finds.

REUTERS/Jason Lee

Beijing, Without the People

China’s capital looked a lot emptier than usual on Sunday.

Angela Kim

An Artist Strikes Back Against Foul Subway Smells

One scratch-and-sniff sticker at a time.

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A Brief History of Subway Etiquette Campaigns

We’ve always been pretty bad at being nice in transit.

Mairie de Paris

A High-Stakes Contest to 'Reinvent' Paris Fails to Impress

At least one local newspaper is questioning the city’s influence over a major architectural design competition.

U.S. Drought Monitor

In the Western U.S., the Next Drought Is Always Around the Corner

Even if El Niño ends the region’s current dry spell.

Joey Sanchez/Blue Tile Project

The Fight to Save Houston's Overlooked Street Signs

Joey Sanchez thinks the city’s heritage lives well below eye level.

The Atlantic

Is Miami Beach Doomed?

The city could be underwater within the century.

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Why Food Trucks Locate Where They Do

Five big takeaways from a unique new study.