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Bike-Share May Not Take Many Cars Off the Road, But That's OK

Results from the latest Capital Bikeshare member survey in Washington, D.C.

Is Loneliness a Public Policy Problem?

At any given time, 30 percent of Americans report "not feeling close to people."

America's Biggest and Fastest-Growing Cities

8 of the country's 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas.

The Evolution of Moscow's Subway Maps

A collection of the city's subway maps since 1935.

America's Fuel Source of the Future Could Be 'Pond Scum'

Rejoice, America: Researchers say the nation is equipped to produce "serious amounts" of algae biofuel.

A Fantastic Map of 500 Years of Meteorites Hitting Earth

Has a speeding chunk of space rock smashed through your roof? Perhaps it's shown on this intriguing map of meteorite landings.

We're Only Beginning to Understand How Our Brains Make Maps

The smell of your neighborhood pizzeria and the feel of a cracked sidewalk may be more important than researchers previously believed.

Why You Can't Be Blasé About the Next World's Tallest Building

Zhang Yue's dream to reinvent urban life.

A Puzzling Relationship Between Same-Sex Parents and Gay Marriage?

Many of the highest percentages of gay couples raising children are found in states that ban gay marriage.

Bizarre Bike Vs. Car Saga of the Day: The Sorry Story of Emma Way

After boasting that she had knocked over a cyclist in her car, Way has become international news.

In Greenland, an Urban Heat Island Is Growing Fast

The country's almost laboratory-like conditions are a perfect place to measure the effect of human urban development on temperature.

Tea Time in Syria

Arresting images of the ordinary amid devastating war.

Designing Apps for Astronauts and Chicken Farmers

NASA announces the winners of its International Space Apps Challenge.

With Portland's Latest Rejection of Fluoride, Science Loses Out to History's Weirdest Alliance of Paranoiacs

How has one of America's biggest cities resisted the medical establishment on fluoridation?

An Amazingly Effective Support System for Single Moms

The Jeremiah Program knows what single moms need to finish college: housing and child care.

The Forgotten Urban Transportation Problem We Should Be Trying to Fix

Freight is crippling metro areas, but it's rarely part of city planning.

Just 15 Percent of L.A. Voters Turned Out to Elect a New Mayor

Low voter turnout is something of a trend in America's second largest city.

Finding the Hidden Faces in Google Maps

Hey, is that soybean field looking at me?

The New Geography of Teen Mothers

A look at why birth rates vary so dramatically across states.