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Chattanooga, America's Next High-Tech Hub?

Tennessee was once the worst state in the country for new business creation. How one Southern city is trying to change that.

HOT Lanes Are Even More Popular When They're Expensive

A new study finds that drivers are willing to pay anywhere between $60 to $120 for every hour of time saved.

The 'Two Bloombergs' of New York's Three-Term Mayor

The very things that made Bloomberg's tenure so transformative also helped to hurt the city.

California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

The state is relying on cities to figure out how to cut emissions in their region. Will it work?

The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.

Looking Down From Space at Shanghai's Awful Heat Island

As China suffers through its hottest summer on record, an immense and deadly bubble of heat builds above Shanghai.

What Can I Realistically Do About My Neighbor Who Has Really Loud Sex?

Answers to all the questions you're too embarrassed to ask.

Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D

A new kind of skyline.

Mayor Bloomberg Wants to Fingerprint Public Housing Residents

What could possibly go wrong?

Hey Middle East: Enough With the Regional Architectural Clichés, Already

We're tired of the Bedouin tents, sand dunes, and oasis motifs.

Philly's Schools Are So Broke They're Borrowing Cash to Start the School Year

Parents call it "the deliberate starvation of one of the nation’s biggest school districts."

Discouraging Coffee Drinkers From Lingering Will Drive Them to Starbucks

The war between coffee shop squatters and coffee shop owners could end up helping America's coffee giant.

A Day in the Life of Paris's Growing Muslim Population

France's 5 million Muslims say they often feel left out of mainstream society, as well as the job force.

So Pitbull Wants to Make Charter Schools 'Cool' and 'Sexy'

Is this good for America?

Mapping a Century of Change in the City of Boston

Dating back to the 1890s.

A Retirement Home for the Homeless

The unique challenges of helping the elderly if they've lived most of their life on the street.

The Case for Letting Nonprofits Run Public Transit

They'd have a clearer mission, political autonomy, and access to new revenue.

One Swiss Town's Disturbing Apartheid Policy for Asylum Seekers

Bremgarten has banned refugees from 32 public spaces, including churches, sports facilities, even swimming pools.

This Art Gallery Is Only Visible Through a Peephole

The Savernack Street Gallery lies behind an inaccessible San Francisco storefront, and can be seen through an aperture about 0.5 inches wide.