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Young People Aren't Buying Cars Because They're Buying Smart Phones Instead

How the rise of the internet has caused driving rates to fall.

How Not to Make Friends on the Greyhound Bus

A Yale researcher spends two years riding around, documenting the rules of "social disengagement."

Why America's Religious Jews May Not Be Able to Move Back Downtown

Constructing the necessary "religious infrastructure" takes much more effort in existing dense neighborhoods.

For L.A. Residents Fed Up With Helicopter Noise, a Final Straw

A violin solo at the Hollywood Bowl gets drowned out, and a revolt is born.

The Unlikely History of 'Toad Suck,' Arkansas

Turns out a weirdly named landmark can be quite beneficial to the local economy.

The Geography of Work-Related Injuries

Some states see a much higher incidence of non-fatal injuries. Here's why.

Fashion Innovation of the Day: The World's First Programmable T-Shirt

Wear your tweets on your sleeve.

In Los Angeles, Ideas for a Quieter Wait for Mass Transit

A UCLA researcher makes the case for several ways to cut noise at transit stations in the middle of freeways.

In Lake Placid, the Olympics Are Still Very Much Alive

The Games infrastructure is woven into the fabric of the city.

Toilet Tuesday: Where the Heck Are the NYSE's Female Bathrooms?

Your weekly eruption of the world's best bathroom news.

Lugging a Bike Up Apartment Stairs? Why Not Use a Handle

Portland designers crafted this leather strap to make carrying a bicycle a little easier.

How Much Should a Bankrupt City Pay Its Retired Police Officers?

A former chief in Stockton, California, is making $204,000 a year. This is unsustainable, and it needs to stop.

Keep Those Off-Brand Condoms Out of Olympic Village

The brand police investigate a bucket full of non-Durex condoms. Perhaps they're taking this whole sponsor protection thing a bit far.

Hiroshima, 67 Years Later

Communities across the world remember and agitate for changes to nuclear regulations.

How Sewage Reveals a City's Drug Habits

A multi-city study of wastewater shows how drug use varies.

'Walk Score' Is Great, But it Still Doesn't Capture 'Walk Appeal'

We need other ways of quantifying walkability on our nation’s streets.

Paris Metro System Forced to Admit Parisians Act Like Jerks

A series of ads aims to restore civility to the Paris subway.

What Mars Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Curiousity will offer critical insights into how the climate of Mars has changed over billions of years, lashed by solar winds.

Confessions From Sin City

Private fears of unrequited love, heartbreak, and dying alone are put on display for all to see.