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Fog swallows up the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Your Real-Time Eye on San Francisco's Famous Fog

Bask in the sublime beauty of “Karl,” the city’s chilly miasma, with these always-updated satellite images.

Lab Report: New York's Subway Rescue Plan

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

5 Ways to Seriously Battle Traffic

So long as cars are among us, road pricing, ramp meters, and diamond-shaped intersections can mitigate horrendous commutes, a new video explains.

Attorney General's Civil Asset Forfeiture Orders Are 'Irrelevant' in Philadelphia

Jeff Sessions has ordered prosecutors to continue seizing property from suspects, even if they haven’t been charged with a crime, to help finance law enforcement practices. Philadelphia is moving in the opposite direction.

Why Are Manhattan's Streets Getting Slower?

The average speed of traffic has been falling for years, and it’s having a ripple effect on the city’s transit network.

A Syrian refugee holds her child as she begs on the streets of Beirut.

The Social Ties Urban Refugees Need

To make a good life in a new city, recent research stresses that refugees must connect with those outside their national or ethnic group.

Tomatoes, scallions, asparagus, and other vegetables spread out on a table

For Peak Happiness, Spend Money to Save Time

A study suggests time-saving services like meal delivery and housekeepers boost life satisfaction—for the purchaser, of course.

NYC Has More Artists Than Ever

But artists are being pushed out of some of the city’s long-standing creative neighborhoods.

A doctor checks a patient's blood pressure.

Lab Report: U.S. Mayors Want Single-Payer Health Care

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

An illustration of a grid of canned food

What's the Matter With Little Free Food Pantries?

They highlight food insecurity, without doing much to take a bite out of it.

Young people sit on the stairs next to the Roma bostan to take in the view.

Making Room for Nature in Erdogan's Istanbul

Its former mayor—now Turkey’s authoritarian president—said the Gezi Park protests of 2013 were merely “for the sake of a few trees.” Today, activists are struggling to preserve green space against a sea of government-supported construction.

In this July 26, 1967 file photo, an Army soldier stands guard as men captured in the vicinity of the 10th Police Precinct in Detroit peer from under a garage door awaiting transfer.

Revisiting the Detroit Uprising, 50 Years Later

A new exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum charts the complicated course of life in the city before and after July 1967.

An empty storefront on a sidewalk with a "retail space for lease" sign in the window

How Cities Can Save Small Shops

Some places are already taking action, but New York City is lagging behind. Here’s a blueprint for keeping local retail healthy.

How Venice Beach Became a Neighborhood for the Wealthy

And what that means for affordable housing across the country.

Why Some Brits Are Fuming Over London's Crossrail

A massive new commuter rail project is stoking centuries-old resentment in Britain’s north-south divide.

Why Some Women Don't Actually Have Privacy Rights

A law professor explores the reasons why women who need government assistance are forced to divulge intimate details of their lives.

The Rivers of the U.S., Collected Into a Nifty Subway Map

A designer who spent his youth floating on rafts has conjured up a delightful transit guide to America’s waterways.

Lab Report: The Detroit Riots, 50 Years Later

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

To Bounce Back From Disaster, Balance Is Key

A new book draws recovery lessons from recent natural and man-made calamities.

Rolls of "I voted" stickers for the city of Denver

The Strange Phenomenon of Voter Self-Suppression

As a Trump-commissioned panel searches for phantom fraud, its requests for data have convinced some citizens to opt out of their right to vote preemptively.