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New York's Attorney General Declares War on Airbnb

Does the home-sharing service really disrupt neighborhoods? Or just commercial hotel profits?

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Tornado Swarms Are Now Upon Us

Twisters are arriving more frequently in large "clusters," say scientists.

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Bed Bug Madness: The Psychological Toll of the Blood Suckers

Researchers are starting to explain the anxiety many victims feel.

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Awkward: What to Do IRL When You've 'Swiped Left'

How to behave when you run into people you've rejected on Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid...

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The L.A. Metro Scores Cool Points With This New PSA

The underdog of American mass transit toots its own horn in this catchy 1980s-style video.

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A Chat with Amtrak's CEO on the State of U.S. Passenger Rail

Joseph Boardman on federal funding, long-distance routes, and operating "as a business."

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Hong Kong Protesters Get 3 Unappealing Choices—and 1 Possible Compromise

Hong Kong's chief executive has asked student protesters to meet as early as next week.

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What Would It Be Like to Live in a Town Run by Investors?

For the "charter city" movement in Honduras, overcoming legal hurdles is followed by thousands of crucial questions.

Chuan Wang

China Disrupts the Rain Gear Industry with the 'Air Umbrella'

This weather wand blows raindrops 3 feet away (and perhaps onto other people).

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The New Global Centers for Talent

London, New York, and Paris top the list of the world’s leading talent hubs—but not for the reasons you might think.

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Would You Take the 'Walk to Get Your Groceries' Challenge?

Strong Towns wants to change the way Americans see the places they live—such as what a walk to the store reveals about infrastructure.

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Why Is D.C. So Expensive? Because of Congress

Unlike San Francisco or New York City, the nation's capital is an expensive city to call home as a result of federal fiat.

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An Extra Charge for Fancy Ice: Coming to a Bar Near You

Ice can make or break a proper cocktail. But do you want to be charged separately for it?

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The Hong Kong Protests Have Taken a Violent Turn

As pro-democracy demonstrations stretch into a third week, police advance on protesters and reports emerge of brutality.

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When Climate Change Has Already Come

The country's first institute of adaptation science will help Norfolk, Virginia, deal with its steadily rising waters.

Chih-Wei Huang

Taiwan's Newest Species Is Named After Same-Sex Marriage

Aegista diversifamilia is a hermaphrodite land snail whose name means "diverse forms of human families."

Just in Time for Halloween Comes the Terrifying 'Jack-O-Lantern Sun'

This guy looks like he'd eat the Man in the Moon for breakfast.

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Big Data Can Peer Into Your Soul Based on Your Zip Code

Software company Esri's database files Americans into 67 different consumer groups—with eerie accuracy.

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It's Deer-Collision Season

Deer collisions rise precipitously in autumn—so watch out, West Virginia, Iowa, and Pennsylvania.