The U.S. is becoming increasingly diverse outside of its traditional "melting pot" urban centers, according to a new study from Brown University
September 11, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
What happens when public safety clashes with modern architecture?
September 10, 2012 | By Matt Novak
From the Anderson Valley Brewing Company, in Boonville, to the often irreverent Lagunitas brewpub, in Petaluma, here are several breweries worth pedaling for
September 06, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
What is it about New York that compels us to see it obliterated in fiction over and over again?
September 06, 2012 | By Matt Novak
A new ant species joins a menagerie of other creatures cut off from their kind in isolated patches of urban green in NYC
September 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Cycling the West Coast is easy, whether you're riding from Canada to Mexico or Portland to San Francisco. To add some spice to this predictable and popular route, I've taken to the backroads
September 04, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
In 1947, the last wolf in Oregon was killed for a bounty fee of $5 just outside of Crater Lake National Park. Now, after more than 50 years of absence, the animals are staging a comeback
August 31, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
One street in London is hoping to dissuade potential looters by putting a gigantic baby face between them and their loot
August 30, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
The coastal Highway 101 route, through rainforest and redwoods, is as beautiful as it is popular
August 29, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Subway map design might have a lot bigger impact on the way you travel than you might think
August 29, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
In parts of Portland, Oregon, one must hardly walk three blocks before running into another bar that pours its very own beer. Locally brewed? The concept takes on a whole new scale of meaning in Portland
August 24, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
"Count" Victor Lustig once sold the Eiffel Tower to an unsuspecting scrap-metal dealer. Then he started thinking really big
August 22, 2012 | By Gilbert King
With dedicated bike lanes and businesses catering to cyclists, the Oregon city is a true pedaler's paradise
August 22, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
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