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How to Make Car-Share Work in the Suburbs

Envisioning a system in which private services, transit agencies, and local businesses all share a fleet.

China's High-Speed Rail Is So Popular, It's Hurting the Domestic Airline Industry

Profits are falling, fast.

Alone Together: The Return of Communal Restaurant Tables

As more establishments seat people in close proximity, friendships are not forged.

The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

To Fight Climate Change, the Entire World Will Have to Eat Less Meat

It will be impossible to reach U.N. temperature targets without reducing our intake of certain foods, researchers say.

Find Secret Public-Sleeping Dens With 'Google Naps'

Finally, a crowdsourcing effort aimed at reducing productivity.

Popular in Norway: A Reality TV Show Starring Birds

The latest "Slow TV" hit from Scandinavia.

South Africa's Risk-Loving Train Surfers

A stunning short film finds out why young men in the city of Kathlehong jump on moving rail cars despite the obvious, and potentially fatal, danger.

How to Sell Poor, Inner-City Families on a Life in the Suburbs

This innovative Baltimore program moved thousands of residents to middle class neighborhoods. Most stayed.

To Prevent Crime, Walk the Dog on At-Risk Blocks

The LAPD plans to release maps showing where future crime is most likely to happen, in hopes that residents will help stop it.

America's Biggest Metros Are Growing Much Faster Than Other Cities

The population of cities with more than a million people jumped 3.2 percent, much better than the 2.4 percent for the U.S. overall.

The Incredible 1960s Bowling Bubble

Before there were dot coms, there were bowling alleys.

A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.

A Really Bad Idea to Get Traffic Moving Faster

A hacked traffic light honks at drivers the instant the signal turns green.

A Brief, and Disgusting, History of 'Ratzillas'

An uber-rodent recently found in a Swedish kitchen is not the first humongous rat to horrify the world.

Apple's New Texting Idea Means You'll Never Have to Look Up from Your Phone Again

Goodbye eye contact.

Londoners Like High Rises, But They Don't Want to Live in Them

Luckily, most couldn't afford the rent anyway.

This Satellite Time-Lapse Captures All of 2014's Winter Storms

Come bid cold weather farewell (we hope!).

Vietnam's Bridges Are So Bad, Kids Have to Float in Plastic Bags to Get to School

But a terrifying new video may spark new investments.