Living

Cities

Yinz heard about Pittsburgh’s new protected bike lanes?

Pittsburgh just put in three new bike lanes that protect bikers from traffic, and city leaders plan to construct more. City of Champions, indeed.

night rider

Bright ideas for biking at night

Here's your guide to bike lights, reflectors, and not getting flattened while bicycling in the dark.

Food

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

A new study shows that major beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are aiming their advertising campaigns largely toward black and Latino youth.

Take the #2

This poo-powered bus runs on the regular as long as you do

Move over, Popemobile. The poopmobile is heaven scent.

Cities

Your city’s water would be cleaner if it had a magic island in it

Floating wetlands feed on nitrogen pollution in streams and ponds, stifling gross algal blooms and bringing some wildness back into cities.

Living

After you pop the pill, what to do with the trash?

A reader says her contraceptive is over-packaged. Umbra says you should see the packaging that kids come with these days.

Living

This bike helmet makes Google Glass look sexy

The Smart Hat might save your noggin, but it'll destroy your sex life.

DAY OF THE DUMPS

One man wants us all to sh*t equally. So he started World Toilet Day

You've gotta fight. For your right. To pooooootty.

Living

Why we’re excited about PBS’ wild new series

The new PBS doc "Earth: A New Wild" explores how humans interact with ecosystems worldwide.

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