Facing down a determined opposition, Austin is wise to plan for growth with its new rail project—even if that means investing in areas where demand is only starting to arrive.
We don't actually recommend that. But one skater has developed something way cooler than any longboard.
The Black Death is back. In China. Right now.
And night owls tend to be less ethical in the morning. Siestas might make everyone behave a little better.
It's been called "a pirate utopia." But the eviction of 3,000 residents is no solution to Caracas' glaring poverty and desperate housing shortage.
On this day in 2010, a town in South Dakota was visited by a two-pound ice monster from the sky.
An exotic new aquarium under construction in Brazil is a lightning rod on two continents—and the latest test of the theory that where weird designs go, new cities follow.
Where in the world is it unbearably hot right now?
Close your mouth while looking at these photos, or a bug might fly in.
Ireland's Dublin House program will give groups of residents great plots for cheap if they commit to developing them and living in what they build.
The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory.
A government repository reveals a global industry of plant and animal trafficking.
A huge flashing sign from a shuttered record store in Toronto gets a new home after a lengthy preservation battle.
Those who live near the coast are more likely to think climate change is real.
People leave the city for many reasons. But the richest don't stray far.
First a grand piano showed up underneath it, then two white flags appeared on top of it. Why does the Brooklyn Bridge attract so many enigmas?
Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year. Can for-profit recycling companies turn those rags into riches?
At $250,000, these 200-square-foot studios are among Hong Kong's most affordable.
A rogue wave and a lot of plastic octopi shed light on the workings of ocean currents.