From painted caves to 3-D printed houses.
The history of the American swimming pool is a story of racial exclusion.
Everyone’s favorite algal bloom slimes it up in the Atlantic.
A roundup of the best stories on technology, cartography, and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Sacrifice distractions, not style.
Should voting-district lines be drawn based on the number of people living there or the number of voters? The answer will influence how urban communities are truly represented.
Housing-supply constraints in three cities—New York, San Francisco, and San Jose—add up to a loss of more than 10 percent of U.S. GDP.
Why are we so willing to queue up for free things that are already cheap to begin with?
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has called for mandatory voter registration and early voting. True change will require more resources for local elections offices.
Smart planning will be crucial to sustainable growth.
A new digital art exhibit, Exhausting a Crowd, is a people-watcher’s dream.
Surat today is a model for how cities can stay one step ahead of disease.
El Niño might “push the needle on global temperature” toward unprecedented warmth, says NOAA.
As activists blame cops, police blame prosecutors, and the commissioner blames drugs, citizens are left to deal with the consequences.
Designers in Vienna created sensors for BBQ smoke, sunscreen, and other telltale signs of the season.
But some services have faced allegations of passenger discrimination in the past.
Most notably: whether or not the engineer was using his cell phone.
They’re sensitive to gender identity as well as immigration status.
Artist Olafur Eliasson called on 10 top architecture firms to create scaled-down structures with Legos—which viewers are free to pick apart.