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What I Learned From Talking With My Neighbors About Gentrification

How conversation helped me connect with longtime residents in my rapidly changing neighborhood.

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The Immigrant Roots of Nativist Donald Trump

How the grandson of Friedrich Trump from Kallstadt, Germany, became the voice of U.S. anti-immigration policy.


A Joyously Dorky Guide to America's Energy Infrastructure

Explore nuclear and wind facilities, the movement of petroleum, and steamy geothermal fields in this mapping tool.

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Victimhood Language and the Fight Against Affordable Housing

Communities actively working against affordable housing are being disingenuous—and setting themselves up for a legal fall.

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Pondering How Long You Have Left to Live Has Never Been So Much Fun

Surprisingly, your chances of living to your next birthday don’t always decline as you age.

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The Study That Brought Down Volkswagen

A closer look at the West Virginia report at the center of the VW emissions scandal.


How to Spy on Your Pet at Home

The new PetBot gadget lets you check up on your four-legged companion via alerts and animal selfies.

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In L.A., Homeless Advocates Are Unimpressed With Their City's 'State of Emergency'

"Right now we have a Hollywood moment.”

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Meet the Artist Who's Turning Soda Into Candy

A new series by photographer Henry Hargreaves explores consumers’ relationship to sugary drinks.

Adriana Tettamanzi

The Senior Ballerinas of Buenos Aires

For 20 years, members of Ballet 40/90 have entertained audiences in Argentina’s capital, rediscovering a passion many assumed they had outgrown.

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How London and Berlin's Daily Travel Habits Compare to the U.S.

Major European cities may use cars less, but they still have a long way to go.

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NASA's Mission to Bring Data From Space to the Developing World

The agency’s satellites have a unique vantage point that can help countries prepare for climate change.

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Today's Immigrants, Yesterday's 'Welfare Queen'

Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has roots in other racially loaded political campaigns.

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The Hidden Danger in Eating Oysters

Why you should steer clear of raw mollusks.

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Newfangled Street Lights or Alien Transmission Towers?

San Francisco wants to build three of these 20-foot totems, presumably for intergalactic communication.

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Mighty and Ominous Satellite Images of the Human Condition

The Daily Overview presents refugee camps, environmental horror, Florida housing projects, and fields of lovely Dutch tulips.

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What Pope Francis Should Know About the Philly Jail He's Visiting

I started covering guard abuse at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility last fall. Here’s what I would tell Francis.

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What a State-of-Emergency Declaration Means for the Homeless

Local governments are trying to do the right thing, but don’t put it past them to do the wrong one.

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Venture Capital Might Be Raising Your Rent

But zoning for less density is ruining your city.