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The Next Telecommunications Frontier Is Here—and It's All In Your Head

Forget Skype. Direct, brain-to-brain communication is possible. 

The Majority of Urban Parents in the U.S. Say They Struggle to Meet Household Expenses

And fully 17 percent said they consistently don't have enough to cover basic costs. 

Think the Southwest's Drought Is Bad Now? It Could Last a Generation

Assessing the probability of an "unprecedented 50-year megadrought."

The Milky Way's 'City' Just Got a New Name

Astronomers have named and mapped the supercluster of galaxies that contains our own. 

Universal Preschool Won't Help Americans Enter the Middle Class

Students need continued support outside the classroom through strong summer programs and after-school care.

Growing Weed in America's Industrial Cornfields

The same tech that’s helping farmers with legal crops is a boon to the agricultural underworld.

Police Departments Keep Losing Their Humvees and Assault Rifles

If cops can't keep track of their military equipment, should they have it in the first place?

Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.

Making Ghostly Art From Detroit's Sewer Steam

Take a trip to a nightmare world full of giant pigeons and animal-headed businessmen.

It's a Historic Year for Temperature Extremes

In the U.S., we're living in two countries: one scourged by heat and the other bitten by cold.

Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution

How does Australia's sea trash make it to South America?

How the Global Population Boom Really Began

The Industrial Revolution gets credit for kicking off the world's human population explosion, but new research suggests we should look further back.

Where Are the Baby Boomers Going to Live Out Their Golden Years?

The share of elderly Americans is increasing. National preparedness for their housing needs is not.

How Much Will Your College Roommate Influence Your Life?

How the slob you were paired with freshman year will affect your figure, your mental health, and your drinking habits—for years to come.

Hyperlapse Videos Capture the Beauty of Transit Around the World

Check out cinematic commutes worldwide through the magic of Instagram.

Why One West Virginia Town Banned Cell Phones

Green Bank has become a cell-free zone—in the name of science.

A Shave, a Haircut, and a Blood Pressure Test

An experimental program is using "barbershop intervention" to bring health education to African American men.

Every City That Ever Played Host To an NFL Team, on One Poster

A genealogy of American football. 

How Car Companies Are Trying to Win Back Millennials

Get ready for the dashboard selfie.