New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.
"One piece of glass flew into someone's open mouth," reports a man attacked by beer.
Researchers recently compiled birth and death data for famous North Americans and Europeans.
The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
A big drop-off in invertebrate populations could spell trouble for cities, where the important roles that insects play are still poorly understood.
One photographer's "alternative photo guide" to the city of Sofia.
Government-sponsored "smart city" initiatives aim to make life safer and easier in the Mexican capital. But will they reach everyone?
A Massachusetts city is denied FEMA assistance after being blindsided by a twister that did major damage—but not quite enough.
New data shows that seed-to-sale tracking and other tight controls have made the state's legal-weed transition a success.
Early humans threw their trash on the ground. But there's a psychology behind why we continue to—and how to make us stop.
A single PR stunt reveals the complicated, pervasive intersection of logistics and culture.
This ride's for you (if you like hulking seafaring machines and a Superfund site).
Squishy, intergalactic-looking "hydroid polyps" have washed up on beaches by the thousands.
The lure of the space overwhelms almost all other commuter benefits.
The University of Texas is implementing a tiered-price web-acccess structure, while four North Carolina universities are joining their cities in building a more accessible regional network.
Enabled by lotto-ticket technology.
Leading voices from this year's Aspen Ideas Festival.
Hybrid cars, solar panels, and LED lightbulbs aren't just reducing our energy consumption—they're totally upending it.