Cities and Urban Areas
The race for the tallest structure in the world has been with us since humans built structures, and today it is going strong. But where's the limit?
August 20, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
This year is shaping up to be among the warmest on record—not only in the United States but worldwide. Here are a few of the hottest hotspots
August 16, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that our population has hit one of math's favorite landmarks
August 15, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
In 2025, chances are you'll live in one of these cities. Today, chances are you haven't heard of some of them
August 14, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
To sample the best foods and flavors of a region, head for a festival
August 10, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
For the residents of Centralia, Pennsylvania, the fire that has been burning beneath their town for fifty years is part of what makes it home.
August 10, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Science provides an answer on what details in an urban street scene clue people in on what city it is from.
August 09, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Singapore's "unbelievably low birthrates" have inspired "National Night," a campaign to encourage Singaporean couples to "let their patriotism explode" on August 9.
August 08, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Residential segregation has increased by income in 27 out of 30 of America's major metropolises, and in some cases translates to shorter lives for those in poorer areas.
August 03, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Voted female athlete of the 20th century, Fanny Blankers-Koen won four gold medals while pregnant with her third child
July 31, 2012 | By Gilbert King
A few highlights of death on New York City's subways over the years.
July 29, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
This super tiny car, designed only for cities, could help fill the holes in public transportation at city edges.
July 27, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
The recent fatal shark attack off Western Australia has ignited a debate there over whether the fish should continue to be protected
July 24, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
July 24th marks double jackpot for the intrepid explorers of years past as well for as fans of the latest photographic trend, "ruin porn."
July 24, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The basilisk was just a legendary monster–until the day in 1587 that word swept through Warsaw that one was hiding in a cellar in the Polish capital, killing anybody who approached it
July 23, 2012 | By Mike Dash
Reading while traveling can serve as a sensory supplement to one's surrounding environment. Here's a list of some of my favorite books and where to read them
July 21, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
How filmmakers created a gorgeous, dystopian future
July 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
With perhaps 600 million strays skirmishing for food on the fringe of the human world, street dogs are a common element of travel just about everywhere
July 18, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
An advertisement issued by some brilliant London entrepreneurs may well be the first coffee ad ever.
July 18, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Americans are “most confident that their individual actions can help the environment,” while simultaneously, “trailing the rest of the world in sustainable behavior.”
July 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz