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The Baltimore Police Department Is Having Its Own Stop-and-Frisk Scandal

New York's not the only city with a stop-and-frisk program, or a stop-and-frisk problem.

'Where One Coal Power Plant Stops, Another Begins'

A train tour through China's coal country, where every bit of the shadowy landscape has been pressed into the service of power generation.

Enough Already With the Food Stamp Surfer

And the whole concept of legislating by ridiculous anecdote.

Why Skeptics Are Happy With Today's Big Climate Change Report

The IPCC's latest assessment is frightening... but it's also bolstering the claims of deniers. 

'If You Live Near Other People, You're Probably a Democrat. If Your Neighbors Are Distant, Republican'

The latest evidence of the political influence of density.

Spend the Night in a Vintage Camping Caravan Jammed in an Old German Warehouse

Choose between sleeping in a Pullman coach or an Airstream trailer.

Americans Are Still Moving Way Less Than They Used To

In the 1950s, 20 percent of U.S. residents found new homes each year. Today, it's dropped to an all-time low of 11.6 percent.

New Yorkers Stay Out Later, Eat More Brunch Than San Franciscans

And other findings from a mobile app that tracks how people in different cities spend their time.

Why Aren't More Ph.D.s Teaching in Public Schools?

They're highly qualified, and they need jobs. And yet fewer than one percent of all teachers have doctorates.

White House Offers Up $300 Million to Fix Detroit's Blight

It'll be used to tear down abandoned houses and build smaller, affordable housing.

Live from Stockholm: Breaking Down the Scary Details in Today's Landmark Climate Report

Scientists warn of "unequivocal" climate change that is "unprecedented over decades to millennia."

A Multimedia Project Designed to Humanize Public Bus Drivers

"Driving Richmond" reveals the personal side of city transit.

The Uneven Growth of High and Low-Wage Jobs Across America

The economic recovery — if we can call it that — has been driven largely by low-paying positions.

Why It's So Hard to Storm-Proof an Apartment Building

There are a huge number of physical, financial, and political obstacles.

The Weird History Behind a Michigan Law Against Bumper Sticker Fraud

Are you really the proud parent of a kid at that school?

Which World Governments Are Most Likely to Snoop on Your Facebook?

The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom are particularly good at obtaining private Facebook data, a new map reveals.

Let's Turn More Empty Lots Into Mini-Golf Courses

Faced with a glut of empty eyesores, Amsterdam rolls out the sod for free public golfing.

These 324 Mirrors Create Amazing, Endlessly New Views of Sydney

It’s completely sublime.  

World Scientists Just Put the Finishing Touches on the Next Big Climate Report

The major report will include updates on everything from how long CO2 hangs out in the atmosphere to dangers posed by sea level rise.