All Articles

Youth Speaks

In San Francisco, the Fight Against Diabetes Gets Personal

A local doctor tries to raise awareness about the social causes of Type 2 diabetes, in his community and others.

Kowloon large illustrated

Rare Maps Show Life in Hong Kong's Vice-Filled 'Walled City'

The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.

Flickr/Daniel Ramirez

Like Most Cities, Lafayette, Indiana, Is Swarming With Feral Cats

One Midwestern town tries a softhearted approach to the management of free-roaming felines: calling in "Colony Caretakers"

Flickr/DaiLuo

A Link Between Air Pollution and Adolescent ADHD

Certain pollutants common to urban areas could be harming the brains of unborn children, according to new research.

Reuters/Adrees Latif

This Year's Minimum Wage Initiatives Fell Way Short

Four red states passed referendums on higher minimum wages Tuesday, but it's not enough.

Aurora Almendral

The Woman Who Brought Water, Then Jobs, to a Manila Slum

When Patricia Herrera got a water hookup for the community of Farola, it was only the beginning.

Mike Mozart/Flickr

Want to Boost Housing Values? Build a Walmart

Walmart offers low prices for retail goods—and a bump in the prices of nearby homes.

Flickr/fotoscanon/

The Restaurant Industry's Secret Shame: An Utter Lack of Diversity in the Best-Paying Jobs

Raising the minimum wage and changing workplace culture could help.

James Willamor / Flickr

How Transit Measures Fared on 2014 Midterm Ballots

It wasn't a great night, but it was far from a total loss.

Gary Cameron/Reuters

The Biggest 2014 Election Losers: Marijuana Prohibitionists

The fortunes of political parties wax and wane, whereas the movement to legalize cannabis won key victories Tuesday that portend a generational shift in drug policy.

AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Thailand's Sky Lanterns Are Beautiful, But Incredibly Dangerous For Airplanes

The Loi Krathong holiday could turn deadly if paper lanterns lit with fuel get sucked into jet engines.

Andreas Dantz/Flickr

The Superheroes Will Need to Save Themselves

Officials hope to tiptoe around First Amendment rights to regulate costumed characters in places like Times Square or Hollywood Boulevard. Elmo and Spidey's best bet? Get organized.

Adam Torok

A Scooter That Folds Up Into a Belt

The only thing you have to worry about is riding with your pants falling down.

Lisa Anderson/NWS La Crosse

One Wisconsin City Gets Visited by a Fleet of 'Hole-Punch' Clouds

These immense sky divots are the result of human activity.

Associated Press

Google Glass Has a (Literal) Blind Spot

Researchers say the techno-specs create a "partial peripheral vision obstruction."

Andrew Winning/Reuters

Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman

The world's foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.

Reuters

Mayor Accused of Disappearing Students in Mexico Has Been Caught

Despite the successful arrest of the abduction's alleged mastermind, the crisis has reminded the nation of an uglier past.

In Richmond, California, It's Chevron's $3 Million Versus a Green Slate

Why pouring money into a mid-size city's mayoral election could be the best investment the mulitnational energy corporation has ever made.

DHL Global Connectedness Index

Tracking the Rise of Globalization Through International Phone Calls

In this "index of global connectedness," 7 of the 10 largest international call routes initiate from the U.S.