Americans don't like to ride the bus. There are ways to fix that.
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The Parkmerced housing development in San Francisco will be offering credit for either Uber or public transportation for residents who promise not to have a car on the premises.
On the eve of Expelled premiering in theaters across the country, Pew offers a wide ranging Q&A; with Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project. The full interview is […]
Reframing life in terms of death reveals some of the biggest philosophical problems with how we think about living systems.
The zebras were originally part of a newspaper tycoon's private zoo. Now they roam the San Simeon grasslands, growing in numbers.
Puerto Rico's iconic telescope facilitated important scientific discoveries while inspiring young scientists and the public imagination.
Frequent shopping for single items adds to our carbon footprint.
The answer depends on how we choose to balance religious freedom, social inclusion, and the search for self-identity.
Creeps, it seems, are everywhere.
The South Korean tech company unveiled its new Infinity Flex display and other product upgrades at a developers conference on Wednesday.
America's fear of an Anglo-Japanese alliance led Canada to worry about a U.S. attack—and in the end, devise a scheme for a 'pre-emptive invasion' of its southern neighbor.
The CDC has published very worrisome statistics about this upward trend in our culture.
President Trump wants to end "chain migration". Is a merit-based system better?
Uber, Lyft, ZipCar, and other transportation companies have signed onto a new pledge to curb urban congestion—in their favor.
Should there be a ceiling to the ambitions of Silicon Valley? It seems like a decisive “no,” according to the people who want to build new societies online, atop the ocean, and on Mars.
Stand up comedians are twice as likely to die younger than dramatic actors. And according to at least one published medical study, the funnier you are the earlier you could die young.
The just-passed federal Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act makes it illegal for ticket scalpers to acquire tickets using software bots.
Fitness experts are praising the benefits of crawling.
A new study by a Harvard University economist shows surprising results about whom the police are actually more likely to shoot.
Structural damage could have started as early as 10 or 12 years old if they were enrolled in tackle football that young.
“Unimaginable!” roared Parisian newspaper headlines on August 23, 1911, the day after the Louvre discovered that someone had stolen Leonardo da Vinci‘s Mona Lisa. Who, everyone asked, took La Joconde, […]
Driving through Yosemite a few years ago, we came upon a blackened patch of the park still smelling burnt. By the look of this map, it must have been the […]
What will it mean to have a dissenter like Chuck Hagel as an ombudsman at the top at the Defense Department?
In the wake of the Midterm elections, perhaps overlooked has been the defeat of California’s Proposition 23, an oil-industry backed measure that would have overturned the state’s legislation limiting greenhouse […]
The second part of Eruptions readers' recollections of the historic May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
This essay describes a model for urban development that takes into account and makes use of the externalities that exist in the built environment. Buildings and the people that inhabitat them makes neighborhoods and vice versa the value of a building is in its locations. How can better frame this relationship between an object and its environment? How can develop strategies for a integral area development that learn from the best global examples?