Walking to school shouldn't be a big deal. But it's become one because of short-sighted planning and dangerous, difficult roads.
Firefighters described a grisly scene that looked like "hell," with train cars torn in half and dozens trapped under burning wreckage.
Even around 1918, the public-transit system in New York was fairly robust.
Imagine the amount of water pouring out the mouth of the Mississippi River, times 15. That's what these things move through the air over time.
In the time it takes to gestate a baby, architects say they'll have finished a structure that hits 838 meters — ten meters higher than the Burj Khalifa.
Google is donating $600,000 to the city, moving it one step closer to free internet for all.
A victory for the city's lawyers, a defeat for public-employee unions.
China’s Communist Party took another swipe at excessive government spending, with a five-year hiatus on constructing state buildings.
Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.
Yes, homicide-related death rates are higher in urban areas, but you're twice as likely to die in a car crash outside a city.
Amazing feats of DIY transport from around the world.
Big box stores are in desperate need of reinvention. But a handful of communities might have figured out the fix.
Thanks to the gigantic Sandy Relief bill and Governor Chris Christie's insistence on rebuilding, much of the area has made progress.
In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.
The business of publishing and selling books will continue its radical change. But some things are eternal.
As revealed by a billion dots of color.
Kirk Crippens has been taking pictures of Stockton, California, since its housing bubble famously burst.
Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.
A field guide to the surprising mental abilities of the most common animals living among us.