Tech

For Smaller Cities, the Airbnb Backlash Can Be Even Bigger

In communities that rely on a handful of special events each year, the sharing economy is complicated.

How China Will Dominate the U.S. Electric-Bus Market

The country is emerging as an innovator in green tech.

The South Korea Ferry Disaster Can Be Seen From Space

The massive response to the deadly accident is so bright that it shines like a little city.

To Go Green, Ikea Plans to Sell a Vegetarian Swedish 'Meatball'

They taste the same if you close your eyes.

Do You Walk Enough?

This is an easy, passive way to find out.

What Somalia's New Internet Looks Like From Silicon Valley

Until recently, the country's internet came exclusively through dial-up modems and satellite. Not anymore.

A Bullseye in the Sky Over Texas

This is a thin glowing layer of Earth's atmosphere rippling in the wake of a huge thunderstorm.

Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof

A California start-up is letting anyone invest in loans to let homeowners go solar.

Beijing's City Government Is Fighting Public Urination With an App

Released just ahead of the annual Great Wall Marathon, a new toilet-locating mobile phone app hopes to prevent the urine-soaked walls that blemished last year's event. 

Will London Finally Get Serious About Air Pollution?

Britain's parliament is launching an official enquiry into recent heavy smog. 

Turns Out, You Can Make Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Cities

Scientists have already developed technologies that are more effective in cloudy weather. Now they just have to prove it.

Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Are Finally Here

In the Netherlands, it's 500 meters of TRON.

Why It's a Big Deal That Half of the Great Lakes Are Still Covered in Ice

What happens when it all melts? Read on. 

This Trippy Video Shows a Man Biking Around His Own Mini Planet

It’s like The Little Prince, but on earth.

These Women Wish You'd Stop Taking Pictures of Them Eating on the Tube

A Facebook page sparks controversy over privacy rights in public spaces.

A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco's Independent Coffee Shops

How "walkable coffee shops" might foster a better sense of community.

Facebook Might Be Making Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies

Spending more time on the social-networking site is associated with having a worse body image, researchers say.

Mayor Rob Ford: The Video Game

It's like Mario if the power-ups were crack pipes and the Goombas were cops and reporters.