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Bizarre Optical Illusion of the Day: Tram Riders Believe Buildings Are Falling Down

Even when they know they're not.

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In Search of the Entrepreneurial Personalities of Specific Places

The relationship between personality structure and entrepreneurial activity appears to be rather robust.

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The Striking Relationship Between Gun Safety Laws and Firearm Deaths

The research is now clear that states with stricter gun control measures have fewer gun-related fatalities.

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Top 10 Small U.S. Cities Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

The rise in core city populations isn't only happening in large metros.

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Why Denser Cities Are Smarter and More Productive

Another wrinkle in the density discussion.

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What Does the College Classroom of the Future Look Like?

A design firm favors tossing out lectures and bringing collaboration to class.

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Is Your Region Innovative, Productive, Creative, or Just Populated?

A new study gauges the relative contribution of U.S. metros to population, innovation, and economic growth.

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Entrepreneurship and Urban Growth: A Fresh Look Using Proximity to Mines

The latest evidence of this time-tested connection.

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Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

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Why Eds and Meds Alone Can't Revitalize Cities

Beyond any impending bubble in education and health care spending, these two sectors are not a source of economic development in the first place.

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Talent Beats Trade in Economic Development

Turns out human capital is vastly more important than trade when it comes to generating regional growth.

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Bollywood and Bangalore as Clusters of Creativity

India is becoming an important global player in entertainment.

The World Cities That Tweet the Most

Jakarta bests New York and L.A. as well as Tokyo, London, and São Paulo, according to a recent study.

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Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.

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The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

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Why Do Some Neighborhoods Get Overrun With Chain Stores, While Others Don't?

Researchers are working on better understanding the interrelated shifts of retail, demographics, and hyperlocal economies

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Learning to Drive a Taxi in London Changes Your Brain

According to a new study, drivers who master London's complicated street layouts actually grow their grey matter