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The Future of Wi-Fi Could Run Through Old TV Infrastructure

We could create free, high-capacity Internet access using old television frequencies, new research suggests.

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Predicting Travel Patterns in Future Disasters

Researchers hope mobility data gleaned from Twitter during Hurricane Sandy can eventually help boost New York City's resilience.

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When People Looked Forward to Eating Airport Food

Believe it or not, Americans used to go to the airport just for eats and giggles.

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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.  

Elizabeth Preston

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.

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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.

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

The day before Thanksgiving ranks 27th.

Take a Drone Tour Above a City Abandoned During Chernobyl

A photographer explores by air a forgotten city where nature has forged on.

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How Police Rules of Engagement Differ Around the World

From city to city, law enforcement guidelines on crowd control and the use of force and firearms vary widely.

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When Police Officers Sat Down With a Community They Hardly Knew...

Female officers in Seattle are being paired with refugee women new to their city. Now, both groups say they understand each other better.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

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How Silicon Valley Created America's Largest Homeless Camp

Welcome to "The Jungle," where casualties of Silicon Valley's last tech boom now find themselves struggling to survive.

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How Local Governments Could Work More Like Cell Phones

A young American in Guatemala wants to bring a spirit of entrepreneurship to municipal governance through his think tank, the Startup Cities Institute.

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Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69

"I tried to show myself as an anthropologist from a different solar system. What kind of new world was being built here?"

Sam Price-Waldman

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Treehouse

These are homes for the kid in all of us—and grown-ups looking at housing from different vantage point.

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In Pictures: An Awful Night in Ferguson

Peaceful demonstrations were quickly overshadowed by violence.

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What Happens Next in the Ferguson Case

As the smoke (and tear gas) clears, the next legal steps for the Ferguson community may take place at the federal level.

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In the U.K., a Case for Shifting Political Power to the Cities

A year-long independent effort has identified the most practical strategies for empowering the U.K.'s cities and metro areas.

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Witnesses Saw Michael Brown Attacking–and Others Saw Him Giving Up

Officer Darren Wilson was spared criminal charges in part because of significant contradictions in the testimony of bystanders who saw the Ferguson, Missouri, teen get shot and killed.