What the subway adventures of Clinton and Sanders really show us

The question isn't whether they know how to use public transit -- it's whether they'd invest in it as president.

Climate & Energy

Atlantic coastline sinks as sea levels rise

No surprise that floods are getting worse.


This contest wants you to turn racist, classist city planning into a fun game

Robert Moses did some terrible things to New York City. These folks want to have a little fun with his life.

Waste Not, Want Not

How tracking poop could help build better communities

The U.S. Census is a slow, constipated process -- could public officials benefit from a quicker approach to counting heads?

Business & Technology

More than 100 years of car evolution could reveal where the industry is going next

In a new study, researchers treat car models as species that originate and die when their production cycles begin and end.


This book will help you see your surroundings in a whole new light

Let's work out a realistic relationship with the nature around us.

If You Build It, They Will Groan

Oil heir bringing Mormon-inspired sustainable city to rural Vermont

Could a sustainable city designed nearly 200 years ago change the world? One developer is scooping up land in the hopes of finding out.

Climate & Energy

India floats ambitious goal: 100 percent electric cars

The government thinks it doesn't have to spend a dime on it.


Scientists may have found a way to predict heat waves — 50 days in advance

A new study may have found a way to predict extreme heat in the eastern U.S.