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Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

We're Shamefully Bad at Protecting Pedestrians at Events Like SXSW

A few thousand dollars worth of steel bollards might have prevented last night's mayhem.

America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods

They're still largely concentrated in the older suburbs of just a handful of metro areas.

How a Simple Gas Leak Could Destroy Two Entire Buildings

A conversation with one of the fire chiefs who responded to the last major U.S. gas explosion.

The Microwave As a Murder Weapon: A Brief History

From 1982 to True Detective.

Will High-Tech Mass Transit Fares Leave Too Many Riders Behind?

Equity concerns surround a new ticket and schedule app coming to Long Island.

Elevator Music You Actually Want To Listen To

A Philadelphia art installation is rethinking that insipid old Muzak.

America's Most Unequal Metros

Overall, the most imbalanced U.S. metros tend to have worse housing affordability and slower job growth.

8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

We Should All Be Eating More Insects, But We Probably Won't—Yet

Why the United Nations is super-focused on bugs as food right now.

A London Housing Project With a Notoriously Bad Image Fights Back

They commissioned a filmmaker to create an alternate version of a famous Channel 4 station ID clip.

How a System for Shared Taxi Rides Could Transform New York City

A totally optimized taxi network would produce 40 percent fewer trips.

Two Buildings Collapse After Possible Gas Explosion in Upper Manhattan

There are at least seven reported casualties.

Don't Get Used to the Idea of a Global Warming 'Slowdown'

A recent decline in the rate of increased worldwide temperatures is masking the brow-sweating temperatures of the future.

As Gas Prices Fluctuate, Support for Mass Transit Rises

We're attracted to the stability of bus and rail fares — not just their lower cost.

London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis

A melodrama with roots in reality.

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.

A Wild Reinterpretation of Old-School Window Blinds

If Venetian blinds could twist and turn based on the time of day.  

Notre Dame Cathedral Just Got an LED Makeover

Can one of the world's most famous historic churches hold up to modern-day lighting?