Vicky Gan

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The Murky Legality of E-Bikes

You’ve probably spotted delivery guys zipping around on e-bikes. Are they skidding afoul of the law? That’s tough to say.

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Predict Your Risk in Seattle's Big Earthquake

The city released an online map tool for natural hazards.

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How to Give Better Directions

Word order makes a difference, according to a new study.

Compost Pedallers

Austin's Compost Pedallers Pick Up Your Food Scraps by Bike

Diverting waste from landfills without emissions.

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How to Market Healthy Food in a Rural Town

A new study illustrates the unique challenges and opportunities of healthy eating campaigns in rural communities.

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The Invention of Telecommuting

Working remotely long predated third-wave coffee shops and sleek co-working spaces.

Paula Zuccotti

A Day in the Life, in Objects

Designer Paula Zuccotti asked 62 people from around the world to record every item they touched in a single day.

Mapping Calories Burned Walking Around New York

A healthy alternative to waiting for the train.

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How to Reduce Cyclists' Exposure to Air Pollution

Bike lanes aren’t enough, according to a new Fort Collins commuting study.


These Candles Symbolize Climate Change

They melt just like glaciers.

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The Fight to Rid Black Women's Hair Salons of Toxic Chemicals

Chemicals in hair relaxers and other products can have dangerous side effects—especially for salon workers. But a number of groups are trying to change that.


Around the World in Concrete Puzzles

Logiplaces transform cities and natural landmarks into “playable landscapes.”

A City Bureaucrat Created an Ode to an Ottawa Bus Route

How DJ and cultural planner Kwende Kefentse created a soundtrack for his city.


The Anti-Stereotype Party Game

This game challenges your social biases.


The Hippest Cafe in Providence Was Totally Fake

It was an art project satirizing the exclusivity of foodie culture.

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A Ride-Hailing App for Rickshaws

A start-up in Pakistan is trying to make it easier to get a lift.


An All-in-One Solution to Tangled Earbud Wires

Skybuds promise an end to knotted cords.

Mini Museum

A Portable Cabinet of Curiosities

The Mini Museum is a handheld collection of 26 specimens “from Earth and beyond.”