The Center for Urban Science and Progress wants to study city problems — and to solve them.
This Sunday's demolition looked like a massive doughnut hole forming in the middle of a department store.
Inside New York City's plan to reduce the annual miles driven by its sanitation department.
Looting, death, and a loose crocodile: Thanks to this Pacific tempest, life in Acapulco is not so sweet right now.
Even a quick snap can cause a massive, dangerous runner pile-up, organizers say.
A new NASA map of the planet lays out the depressing geographies of smog and premature death.
Researchers are studying its earwax to learn about human-made ocean pollution. Yes, there are photos.
Five percent of vehicles are responsible for 90 percent of toxic emissions. Now we can figure out who the culprits are.
This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence.
Stanford scientists say they've figured out how, and now the challenge will be to make it cheap enough to do on a large scale.
The FINDER could change the way we rescue people from natural disasters.
Inside the most expensive maritime wreck recovery ever.
MIT researchers are working on a potentially massive public-access database of metrics like retail density and delivery frequency.
In Asia, a newly-prosperous middle class is traveling like never before. Can Airbnb catch on?
There is no way to clean it up.
For one thing, consumers have no tolerance for risk.
For the particularly cartographically challenged.
The microbes in the guts of these gentle giants could make alternative fuel production so much easier.