Kicking toilet handles to flush, holding your breath after someone sneezes—scientists explain how we're doing it all wrong.
It's an outdated way to refer to letter carriers, of whom more than a third are women.
Adoption of similar mass transit technology in the U.S. may not be far off.
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.
A new study says warming caused by urbanization is to blame.
A federal government program is trying to turn our nation of low-income renters into future homeowners by helping them build up savings accounts.
Pro tip: They can tell when you're faking that food allergy.
The proposed "Strawscraper" would create energy from the gyration of thousands of follicles.
Museums have long devised methods of accommodating visitors who annoy others.
A new paper looks at the science of a craven question: When does it make business sense to leverage racial fears?
The newly global mapping app shows destinations in their full urban context.
A new documentary tells how a paramedic unit from a troubled part of Pittsburgh became a national model.
Researchers at Cornell University modeled what would actually happen if zombies attacked. Spoiler: The news is not good for city-dwellers.
Boycotts can be effective, but they need to reflect the demography, economy, and culture of the regions they target.
The continent is embarking on an urban revolution, and African cities are right to want a seat at the table.
Our sidewalk interactions are "fundamentally anticipatory in nature," according to scientists.
#SaveNYC was inspired by a similar effort to help local businesses in London, but it also has detractors.
Roughly 3,500 people have already fled.
Many major cities don't keep comprehensive data about assaults against passengers—and even FBI-led background checks have limitations.