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Mapping the Density of Baltimore's Vacant-Housing Crisis

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is currently occupied with issues of policing and crime. But the city’s massive housing problem is also an issue indivisible from justice.

Toward the Peaceful Coexistence of Buses and Bikes

A design solution known as the “floating” bus stop is gaining attention in U.S. cities.

On the Job With: A Canvasser

“You face rejection all day long.”

The Future of Car Ads Involves Taking Shots at Self-Driving Cars

There’s a little cognitive dissonance going on at Nissan.

How to Revive America's Neglected Local Cemeteries

The living can transform a domain of the dead into a valued community asset.

The Tiny House Powered Only by Wind and Sun

At last, a micro-cottage for people who don’t want to figure out electrical wiring and plumbing.

So a Fur Seal Walks Into a Suburban Car Wash...

One adventurous marine mammal makes waves in New Zealand.

Shanghai Zoo Animals Keep Dying From Eating People's Garbage

Who knew feeding deer plastic waste would hurt them?

The Troubled Relationship Between Texas and FEMA

Texans don’t trust the federal government. But the state relies on federal disaster funds more than any other.

IKEA Cashes in on Hacks

The retailer is toying with the idea of hawking DIY upgrade kits.

The World Is Either Becoming a Much More Peaceful Place … or It Isn’t

A scholarly debate over the risk of war.

Why Robots Are Bad at Doing Laundry

They may be coming for our jobs, but they really struggle with folding shirts.

Cleveland Joins the Growing List of U.S. Cities With Federal Oversight of Police

The city and the U.S. Department of Justice announced an ambitious law-enforcement consent decree agreement Tuesday.

The Fantastical, Yet Still Plausible, Plan to Build a New Megacity in Turkey

In the run-up to June’s general elections, the country’s opposition party announced plans for a new city called Merkez Turkiye that would cost $200 billion to construct.

A Push to Build a Playground for Syrian Refugee Children

The crowd-funded project would make a place in Lebanon where these displaced youths can be kids again.

Texas Is Paying the Price for Its Lack of Flood Infrastructure

While cities along its rivers are growing the most dramatically, the state continues to forego any and all central planning for floods.

Exposure to Traffic Noise May Raise Your Risk of Obesity

A worrisome study sheds new light on the health hazards of noise pollution.

The Highway Lane Next to Yours Isn’t Really Moving Any Faster

It’s what researchers call a “roadway illusion.”

The Underappreciated Architecture of Waffle House

New Orleans is getting a 'fancy' version of the 24-hour American breakfast chain. This is not a good development.