Work

Standing Desks Are Good, But Would a Standing Office Be Even Better?

Science says sitting is terrible for your health. A design team responds by doing away with office seating completely—and elegantly.

London's Population Is Bigger Than Ever—And 44 Percent Are Ethnic Minorities

The growth of minorities could have a major impact on politics.

Photos

Incredible Photos from the Construction Site of the New Bay Bridge

A photographer spent more than a decade shooting from hellish, confined spaces and fog-shrouded eagles' nests.

Advanced Industries Still Rule the U.S. Economy—But It's an Advantage That's Slipping

These high-tech sectors are also more geographically concentrated than they were a decade ago.

Work From Home, Just Not Alone and Not in Your Own Home

The Scandinavian startup Hoffice aims to bring rigor and productivity to the concept of home-based co-working spaces.

Americans Think Upward Mobility Is Far More Common Than It Really Is

New research confirms that we overestimate our ability to advance "by a wide margin."

The Logic of Long Lines

They're not always a waste of time—for consumers or for businesses.

Photos

Architecture That's Part Space Opera, Part Science

A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle—and the Seahawks

How the NFC champs got caught up in a tussle over West Coast airline market share.

Yes, There Are Black Tech Workers in Seattle

It's not an industry or a city where black professionals have much visibility. But they're finding each other at HERE Seattle.

Never Host a Mega-Event?

In his newest book, sports economist Andrew Zimbalist explores how the Olympics, the World Cup and, yes, the Super Bowl became such bad deals for cities.

Videos

African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China

China Remix looks at African immigrant communities in China's "Chocolate City," celebrating the power of rap music to bring communities together.

This Ridiculously Fun Data Wheel Matches Names with Their Most Common Occupations

Jason is a "firefighter," Hanna a "journalist," Casey a "plumber," and on down the line.

The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit

MARTA CEO Keith Parker on the agency's hopeful future.

Maps

Chicago, the Last Great Capital of Cartography

As America grew in the late 19th century, so did mapmaking—and Chicago was at the heart of it.

How the Next Generation of Detroit Artisans Found a Home

At the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, the maker movement is remixing Detroit's industrial heritage.

Why Architects and Second-Tier Cities Need Each Other

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.