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This Smart Pedal Will Hunt Down Bike Thieves

The high-security device also monitors speed, routes, and calories burnt.

Can Immigrants Save the Housing Market?

While some remain cynical about homeownership, the U.S.'s foreign-born population still regards it as a symbol of attaining the American Dream.

Brian Snyder/Reuters

How Boston Won the U.S. Bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

The city has colleges as infrastructure and hosts a huge sporting event every year. The Big Dig may have even worked in its favor.

REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Look Inside Kathmandu's Women-Only Bus Service

The service debuted this week. For now, most of the drivers and conductors are still men.

AP Photo/David Duprey

How Wide Is the Preschool Attendance Gap in the U.S.?

Children in low-income households are far less likely to attend preschool.

Letty Reimerink

How Greece's Economic Crisis Produced an Emerging Civil Society in Athens

Hundreds of groups have sprung up to help their fellow citizens with everything from a cup of coffee to prescription drugs.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

America's Best Performing Cities in 2014

The knowledge and energy hubs of San Francisco and Texas are among the year’s biggest economic winners.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The NYPD's Biggest Problem Might Actually Be an Overreliance on Numbers

A recent survey of retired New York City police officers suggests the department's culture has shifted toward data manipulation.

The Urban Institute

An Alarming Number of D.C. Kids Suffer 'Linguistic Isolation'

Living in a household where adults don't speak much English has economic and academic consequences for children.

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Paris, Locked Down

With a manhunt still underway, the city's usual bustle has been replaced with a sense of shock and heightened security.

Cynthia Connolly

An Artist Finds a Little Bit of Los Angeles Everywhere

Photographer Cynthia Connolly captures the faded glamor of the city's rooftop signage—even in Virginia, New York, and D.C.

Wikipedia/Paul Stewart

How to Spot the Comet 'Lovejoy' Before It's Gone for 8,000 Years

The glowing, green interloper will become even more brilliant in coming weeks.

Nationwide Realty Investors

Can Columbus, Ohio, Become a Sports Capital?

"One of the smallest big-league cities" in the country aims to super-size its reputation by hosting big-name games.

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Seattle Gets Doused in a Mysterious 'Stinky Fog'

The unexplained mist had a putrid odor reminiscent of compost and sewer.

AP/Matt Dunham

'Je Suis Charlie' in Photos

Across Europe, people have taken to the streets in support of free speech after a deadly terrorist attack against France's most controversial satirical publication.

Tim Brown/Flickr

Why D.C. Better Hope It Wins the U.S. Olympic Bid

The city is already sticking itself with the worst downsides of hosting the games. At least this way, it would be forced to make crucial improvements.

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Why a Denver Suburb Has Gone All-In for Farming

Want to start an urban farm without permitting hassles? Dreaming of dwarf goats in your yard? Move to Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Reuters/Zoran Milich

Down With Selfie Sticks

Why you're better off asking a stranger to take your picture.

Alana Semuels

Why the Poor Are Struggling in America's Suburbs

The 'burbs are home to an increasing number of poor families. But it may prove more difficult to make it there than in cities.