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The Unlikeliest Heroes in the Battle Against Climate Change? Dung Beetles

The cow poop-crunching insects play a small but vibrant role in reducing greenhouse gases, scientists report.

A New Magazine Takes on Old Rust Belt Stereotypes

Belt wants to move beyond sad stories of deindustrialized America, written by and for outsiders.

In Washington and Colorado, the Real Fight Will Come Down to Marijuana Businesses

Patrick Leahy has scheduled a hearing next month that advocates hope will finally provide some answers on how the Justice Department intends to handle state-legal pot.

D.C.'s Panic and Fear the Day Before the March on Washington

Memories from history's wild imagination, 50 years later.

Traffic Stunt of the Day: Dancing Zebras Help Pedestrians Cross the Street

A hilariously creative effort to stop cars at red lights.

The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

... and why this quiet trend is about to reverse itself.

Zurich's Drive-In Prostitution Facility Is Officially Open for Business

The city says it wants to protect sex workers, but it's also clearly an attempt to keep prostitutes out of sight.

Storage Space in New York Now Costs More Than Your Entire Home

Meet the $300,000 underground closet.

Google Wants to Build Its Own Self-Driving Car

And they plan to do it without a major auto manufacturer partner.

How Drones Are Helping Peru Save Its Ancient Temples, Pyramids and Cities

They can map the country's historic sites faster than humans, while also monitoring the areas for intruders. 

'This Is Unacceptable': One Hit-and-Run Victim's Disappointing Experience With the NYPD

Four friends standing on a sidewalk were struck by a driver who fled, but police closed the case seemingly without even bothering to investigate.

5 Apartment Horror Stories Worse Than Having a Kitchen Filled With Raw Sewage

Rotting deer, migrating roaches, and icy stalactites, oh my.

Explained in 90 Seconds: How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires

Higher temperatures, prolonged drought, and fire suppression policy combine to make fires worse.

We've Entered the Age of the 'Anti-Mall'

Even the suburbs have figured out that walkable retail, not enclosed big box stores surrounded by parking lots, is the way to go.

4 Questions for New York's Next Mayor About a New Penn Station

So far the plan has received all cheers, but a historic opportunity requires a serious conversation.

On Coming Back to the U.S. After a Month Without a Car

Spending the summer in Europe opened my eyes. Or did it?

Seattle's New Streetlights Are 40-Foot-Tall Singing Flowers

The immense plants live under the Space Needle and blast anybody passing underneath with a harmony of voices.

Where New Yorkers Run Up the Biggest Power Bills

And where they pay the heaviest price for it.

All the Hurricanes of the Past 170 Years, Mapped

See where 11,967 cyclones overlap in space in this fascinating look at the planet's most powerful storms.