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Beautiful Photos of Mexico From Half a Century Ago

Bernard Plossu was the country's Kerouac, telling stories through his seemingly aimless travels.

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How E-ZPass Lanes Could Make Premature Births Less Common

The automated tolls cut down on air pollution, which in turn improves the health of pregnant women.

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The Year Climate Change Closed Everest

As the world heats up, the Himalayas are becoming more volatile.

How Helsinki Became the Most Successful Open-Data City in the World

Helsinki has always had a top-notch statistics bureau. Now, it's bringing that data online, and making it regional.

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The Melting Polar Icecap Is Creating Waves the Size of Houses

Yet another side effect of climate change.

Nate Berg

What Running Out of Power in a Tesla on the Side of a Highway Taught Me About the Road Trip of Tomorrow

A lesson in range anxiety on the country's emerging Supercharger network.

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The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation

The era of transit-oriented development and "networked livable communities" has arrived.

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New Evidence That Urban Water Pollution Is Harming Birds

Researchers have linked the polluted run-off from cities to hormonal problems in chicks.

Bike Polo Is a Lot More Violent Than You Might Imagine

A buffet of body checking, face plants, and butt-on-head brutality.

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It Costs More to Live in Honolulu Than San Francisco or New York

Paradise really doesn't come cheap. 

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NASA Sheds Light on This Week's Deadly Tornado Outbreak

A space-based animation shows how fierce storms are sowing destruction over the South.

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Will Global Warming Produce More Tornadoes?

In the wake of a devastating series of twister strikes, here's what the latest science has to say.

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European and American Mayors Worry About Very Different Things

In the U.S., cities prioritize efficiency and customer service. Across the Atlantic, the focus is on unemployment and energy waste.

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In Israel, Turning Bomb Shelters Into Art

Sderot has about 200 shelters. A city initiative tries to turn them into something less foreboding.

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Designing Buildings for Children With Autism

And what it can teach us about architecture.

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Who Is at Fault When a Driverless Car Gets in an Accident?

It may seem odd, but we already have the laws we need for dealing with this inevitable situation.

Minneapolis Changes Columbus Day to 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

It seems safe to say that this will ultimately be seen as an indictment of the historical record in quarters both left and right.

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The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle

Our brains evolved to work most efficiently in natural environments.

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A Striking New Way to Visualize Mobility

This tool shows how far you can travel in 10 minutes in ghostly splotches and tendrils.