All Articles

NASA Goddard Photo/Flickr

Discovery of the Day: How to Weaken a Hurricane

The answer lies in Marine Cloud Brightening, exactly what it sounds like.

This Week in Bans: The English and Their 'Extreme' Dog Dancing

Also, Oklahoma City outlaws Michigan sportswear and a face-kicking preacher is turned away from the U.K.

Wikimedia Commons

How a Political Convention Helped Save America's First Modernist Skyscraper

In 2000, the RNC unwittingly became a preservationist force in Philadelphia.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.

Muru Pops Down in Tytyri/Facebook

Restaurant Located Deep in a Finnish Mine Is Totally Booked (Of Course)

Diners at this "pop-down" kitchen near Helsinki can nosh on "friction-smoked whitefish" more than 260 feet underground.

Reuters

This Is Your City on War

Scenes from Aleppo, Syria.

Flickr

Pedestrians Keep Dying on Georgia Roads

A recent spate of deaths should prompt a new commitment to road safety. Instead, the opposite is happening.

Public Interventions

Parks Weren't Always for Everybody

A new project in London tries to send that message through a playful, interactive installation.

There's a Riddle Hidden Within This Bike Rack

Rearrange the letters to see what you can spell.

Reuters

Baltimore's Newest Crime Fighting Equation

The city's police are fighting illegal guns rather than drugs. Will it cut down on violence?

Feargus O'Sullivan

Why I Moved Back to the Suburbs

Increasingly, I find fashionable inner city neighborhoods as banal as any suburb, just more expensive.

Flickr/bradbridgewater

Who Has the Right to Preserve a City's Past?

As an out-of-towner applies for historic designation, a city considers changing its rules on preservation.

Christopher Boswell / Shutterstock.com

The Geography of Underwater Homes

New data from Zillow shows fewer homeowners underwater, but the pattern varies widely by geography.

Rian Castillo

Can Altering a Stoplight's Yellow Signal Help Save Lives?

Take a trip to the "dilemma zone," the strip of road where auto accidents are born.

Daniel Disselkoen

Commuter Game of the Day: Use This Monster Sticker to Eat People's Heads

Level one: Eat three people.

Flickr/City of West Hollywood

The Gayest Crosswalk Ever

Now there's always a rainbow at the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica.

Siba Sahabi

The Istanbul Skyline, in Candles

Sticks mimic the city's ancient, curvy skyline.

Vertaline

The Rudest City in America? It's Buffalo, Jerkface

You're more likely to get an "F--- you" than a "Good morning" in Buffalo, according to a survey of potty-mouthed Twitter users.

Google

How Well Will 'Google Now' Get You Around? So Far, Not Very

Here's hoping we can avoid a future in which you need to consult three apps to get out the door.