Scientific Proof That Cities Are Like Nothing Else in Nature

A physicist explains why we've never been able to come up with a proper metaphor.

The Real Reason Cities Are Centers of Innovation

GDP and patents in cities usually grow at a faster rate than population. But why?

The World's Leading Science Cities

A new study ranks the top cities for physics research around the world.

Why Crowds Can Turn Deadly

New research confirms that human psychology isn't the cause. Physics is.

The Science of How We Walk

An emerging field of research is devoted to studying pedestrian behavior