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The Alarming Impact Busy Roads Have on Cognitive Development

Depressing new research on traffic-related pollution near schools is all the more reason to assign a proper price to car-reliance.

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El Paso Makes Filling Potholes Look So Easy

Winter-weary drivers may not want to watch this.

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The Department of Justice Is Asking Ferguson To Do the Impossible

Ferguson needs to drastically revise its court system. But how is a city supported by predatory court fees supposed to fund reform?

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Why Berlin Is Cracking Down on Condo Conversions

The city hopes to preserve a mix of social classes and slow down gentrification. But there's a risk the changes will encourage speculators to expand to new areas.

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Top Cops in New York and D.C. on Weed: A Study in Contrasts

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier disagree on marijuana and its relationship to violent crimes. Or do they?

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Tonight's Full Moon Will Be an Oddly Shrunken 'Micromoon'

That's because it's about 31,000 miles more distant than 2015's other full moons.

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Now Is the Winter of the Terrifying Icicles

Falling ice across North America has crushed cars, bloodied pedestrians, started fires, and pancaked a poor dog.

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The DOJ Report on Ferguson Is Damning, and It's Just the Beginning

A 6-month investigation into the Ferguson Police Department shows grave violations of constitutional and civil rights. But residents face even deeper problems.

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Why Boston's Girl Scout Cookies Suck Compared to NYC's

An L.A. Times investigative report reveals that not all Thin Mints are created equal.

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Route 66 by Bicycle: The Complete Guide

The Adventure Cycling Association has just put out six detailed maps and brochures for cyclists planning to tackle the historic highway.

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The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality

The U.S. House passed a bill that would allow train passengers to carry-on cats and dogs.

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Which Lucky Tree Will Be Crowned 'European Tree of the Year' Tomorrow?

We're rooting for the Slovakian mulberry.

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The Secrets in Sewage

What can a city's waste reveal about the health of its population?

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Pretty Much All of Your Weird Germ-Avoidance Behaviors Are Pointless

Kicking toilet handles to flush, holding your breath after someone sneezes—scientists explain how we're doing it all wrong.

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Why Are We Still Calling Postal Workers 'Mailmen'?

It's an outdated way to refer to letter carriers, of whom more than a third are women.

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Your Credit Card Is Now Your Fare Card on the Mumbai Metro

Adoption of similar mass transit technology in the U.S. may not be far off.

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A Novel Solution to Public Urination: Walls That Splash Pee Right Back at You

Hamburg's St. Pauli nightlife quarter deals with more than its fair share of rogue urinators. Residents there are hoping liquid-resistant paint will help.

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Why L.A.'s Fog Is Disappearing

A new study says warming caused by urbanization is to blame.

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When the Path to Homeownership Runs Through Public Housing

A federal government program is trying to turn our nation of low-income renters into future homeowners by helping them build up savings accounts.