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Want a Quick Email Response?

You should probably email a teenager on a weekday morning, a new study suggests.

Adam Chang

More Painstakingly Illustrated New York Subway Tile Mosaics

The digital NY Train Project has reached Brooklyn.

Airbus/European Patent Office

Yet Another Awful Design for Airline Seating

Airbus looks into stacking passengers on each other like cargo.


How Much Does Your Neighbor Earn?

A new app gathers data you’re too polite to ask about.


Why You're Paying More ATM Fees—and Where

Sorry, Atlanta.

AP Photo/Gregory Bull

Why California's Poorest Towns Still Can't Connect to Water

In the dried-out San Joaquin Valley, consolidating water systems brings out ugly politics.

Gary Cameron / REUTERS

When Neighborhoods Gentrify, Why Don't Their Public Schools Improve?

“Gentrification, it turns out, usually stops at the schoolhouse door,” the reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones has argued.

Stephen Lam / REUTERS

Mapping San Francisco’s Sidewalk Pooping Problem

Watch your step.

(Associated Press/Jeff Chiu)

The Last Gun Store in San Francisco Is Closing

The owners told “vultures” not to bother them as the shop clears out its inventory.

REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The Most Important Case for Civilian Police Oversight: Protecting Children

The DOJ’s civil rights chief addresses aggressive police actions aimed at one of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.

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Making the Case for Symmetrical Cities

The architect Ann Sussman argues urban design should pay more attention to cognitive science.

Reuters/China Daily

China's 50-Lane Traffic Jam Is Every Commuter's Worst Nightmare

What happens when a checkpoint merges 50 lanes down to 20.

Kimberly Vardeman/Flickr

Folks Are Paying 20 Bucks for Bundles of Leaves

It’s peak fall, and people are going nuts over foliage.


How Not to Ruin the Laundromat for Everyone

To start, don’t toss anyone’s clean skivvies on the floor.

Punit Paranjpe / Reuters

Growing Up in a City Where Everyone Goes Into Engineering

Most children in Hyderabad, India, are expected to follow a STEM career path. But a startup called LearnEd encourages them to explore all their options.

Kevin Chang/Flickr

Is Detroit Really Rebounding?

In some parts of the stricken city, the turnaround is here. Other parts are still waiting.

Steve Weinik/Mural Arts Program

An Artist Built a Jail Outside Philadelphia's City Hall

“Labyrinth” is a 40-by-40-foot explorable sculpture about mass incarceration.


South Carolina's Historic Flooding Is Visible From Space

Massive plumes of muddy, debris-filled water are pouring into the Atlantic.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

As a Start to NYC Prison Reform, Jail Data Will Be Made Public

Under a new law just signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city will have to cough up stats on its courts and jail systems.