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‘Dog Racism’ Is Probably Legal, Probably Bad

A Manhattan co-op board says it will DNA test dogs to determine whether their breeds meet guidelines for pets.

Dear President Obama: Please Ban Plastic Bags

The administration has moved to ban trans fats. Single-use bags should be next.

Busting the Myth of 'The Ferguson Effect'

Pundits are fanning fears of new “crime waves” across cities. Criminologists aren’t buying it.

Forget Numbers: Your Next Password Will Be Emojis

Ditch the numerals for truly special characters including beer steins, fire, and eggplant.

Southern California Is Visited by a 'Blanket' of Tiny Red Crabs

Welcome to the “crabocalypse.”

Thank You, Science, for This Map of Fecal Viruses

Developing nations have problems with sewage in the water—but so do L.A. and New Jersey.

Can Sex Sell Water Conservation?

Exploring the best strategies to campaign for true behavioral change.

The Paranoia of Police Unions

With departments facing scrutiny across the nation, police unions are lashing out at the cities they serve.

A Help-the-Homeless App That Isn't Just Lazy 'Clicktivism'

The creators of WeShelter “don’t want people to stop at tapping the button.”

Wake Up Your Senses With This Olfactory Alarm Clock

Why would you hit snooze when the smell of bacon is wafting towards your pillow?

Mapping Where America Is Failing Its Youth

A new report finds that more than one in eight of the nation’s young people are neither employed nor in school.

Elon Musk Challenges Engineering Students to Design a Hyperloop Pod

Spend your summer break solving America's high-speed transportation problems.

A Car-Free Future for Central Dublin

Last week, the city council unveiled a plan to banish cars from key sections of the congested city center by 2017.

On the Job With: Party Suppliers

No drinking on the job.

A Robot Is Going to 3D-Print a Bridge in Amsterdam

The location of the bridge hasn’t been chosen yet, but the company in charge of the project claims it will only take two months to construct.

Green Spaces Make Kids Smarter

A new study finds that vegetation around schools cuts down on air pollution and boosts memory and attention.

The 'Australian Banksy' Strikes With a Gigantic Optical Illusion

The mural only makes sense from a certain angle.

A Dance Tribute to San Francisco's Painful Hills

The city’s notorious slopes are great for doing “gravity illusions.”

In These Powerful Maps, Cities Fracture Along Racial Lines

An ongoing project visualizes segregation data in urban areas.