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How the Politics of Transportation Made Chris Christie, and Could Break Him

The New Jersey governor became a conservative icon after shutting down a major tunnel project. Now, his reputation hangs in the balance.

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How to Build a Productive Tech Economy

There's no simple solution to encouraging local innovation.

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The One Thing Young Americans Won't Give Up

Hint: It's not cars.

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Think Twice Before Asking Police to Deal With the Mentally Ill

"What cops do is arrest people. If you don’t want to be arrested, you probably shouldn’t call the police."

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Weird 'Ice Boulders' Wash Up on Lake Michigan

They look like snowballs that would dent a tractor.

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Philadelphia's Bedbug Infestations Are Skyrocketing by 70 Percent a Year

The blood-feasting insects seem more active in the summer, according to new sleep-killing research.

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The Challenge of Selling Bike-Share in a Hilly City

Lisbon can be hard to navigate on two wheels. But the city is launching a bike system anyway.

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A Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard That Rides Like You're Flying

The closest thing we have to a hoverboard.

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San Francisco Is Going to Charge the Google Bus to Use Its Bus Stops

The city reaches a pilot agreement with tech companies operating the controversial private transportation networks.

Anthony Scerri

The Magical Beef-Based Transit System of 'Burgertown'

Where one man's fascination with burgers and New York's MTA intersect.

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India's Economic Woes Are So Dire, Millions May De-Urbanize

A dire slump threatens to send poor, unemployed migrants back to the countryside in search of work.

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Should Portland Save a Building It Really, Really Hates?

Almost no one likes the Michael Graves office building. But it's one of America's most important pieces of postmodern architecture.

Reuters

It's Time to Stop Blaming Poverty on the Decline in Marriage

In reality, it's the other way around.

Pedal Power

The Electricity-Generating Bicycle Desk That Would Power the World

It's being used to power laptops, grind grain for beer, and churn butter.

Zak Ziebell

What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

Brits and Indonesians may not be happy with the results.

This Chilling Ad Might Scare You Into Driving Slower

A powerful video dramatizes the consequences of careless driving.

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Your In-Car Navigation System Is Already Watching You

A GAO report finds that consumers may not know all the privacy risks that come with GPS tracking.

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U.S. Cities Haven't Given Up on Selling Naming Rights for Transit Stations

Despite only a handful successful deals nationwide, Boston is trying again.

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How Mass Transit Helps Convey the Future in 'Her'

The film may be set in L.A., but cars take a back seat.