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Cities

16 Jul 2018

France Produces The Most World Cup Players. Here’s Why.

French-born players are competing for national teams from Europe, Africa, and South America. Fifty players

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13 Jul 2018

The Top 10 Best Cities for STEM Workers

Looking for a great city with high-paying STEM jobs? When it comes to promising career

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13 Jul 2018

100 Years Ago, Air Pollution Stained Birds Gray

The dirty feathers of birds in some museum collections are giving scientists clues as to

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13 Jul 2018

It’s Time For A New Approach To Travel

When I overcame a flying phobia, I resolved to make up for lost time by visiting

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12 Jul 2018

The Wrong Location Can Offset Health Benefits Of Walking

Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the health benefits of

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12 Jul 2018

The World’s 30 Most Impressive Bridges

From old stone spans to sweeping modern suspensions, bridges have a way of wowing us.

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11 Jul 2018

How Would Engineers Build The Golden Gate Bridge Today?

Ever since the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937, it’s been

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11 Jul 2018

Icelanders Are Super Creative. Here’s Why

New research examines what makes the people of Iceland so creative—and how the United States

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10 Jul 2018

Why Do Bridges Collapse?

Bridge collapses are often tragic, but are also fascinating for bridge engineers as they usually

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06 Jul 2018

5 California Tech Cities You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Palo Alto and San Francisco are well-known tech hubs, but these lesser-known California cities offer

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05 Jul 2018

Red Light, Green Light : When Were Traffic Lights Invented?

As new drivers, many of us were taught to beware the stale green. If you’re

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04 Jul 2018

Two Things To Know About Crime Rates In The US

Violent crime in the US dropped by about half since the 1990s. But why? In

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03 Jul 2018

The Most Excellent Cities In The World

Are you looking for your next travel destination? With thousands of cities in the world,

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03 Jul 2018

How Portland Became A Hipster Utopia

How did Portland, Oregon become a hipster haven? While other cities declined in the 60s

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02 Jul 2018

Sanctuary Cities Are As Old As The Bible

Sanctuary cities like New York and Los Angeles protect undocumented migrants from deportation. The concept

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02 Jul 2018

Should States Have Their Own Foreign Policy?

A new paper raises crucial legal and political questions about states having their own foreign

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29 Jun 2018

“Jay Walking” & The Fight For The Streets

Debates over the priorities of cars, public transit and “jay walking” are nothing new. There

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29 Jun 2018

Cities Offer Hope For Saving Native Species

The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in

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28 Jun 2018

Cities Make Us Forget What’s Great About Nature

Modern cities have lots to offer, but what does their lack of nature cost us?

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28 Jun 2018

Cities Change How Much It Rains & Where Storms Hit

Urban development changes storm patterns and rainfall amounts, two new papers suggest. The research highlights

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28 Jun 2018

The way forward for intersection design?

A major issue for road safety is collisions at intersections between vehicles and vulnerable road

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27 Jun 2018

A Walking Tour Of Quebec’s Old City

Four hundred years of history and culture literally fill the walls of Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec). This UNESCO

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27 Jun 2018

How Nuclear Tests Spawned Environmentalism

It’s been 55 years since the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The massive amounts of fallout

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27 Jun 2018

How Consumerism Sold Democracy To Postwar Germany

After World War II, the United States was battling the Soviet Union for cultural influence.

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26 Jun 2018

Why Peace Walls & Other Social Frontiers Can Breed Crime & Conflict In Cities

In several cities across Northern Ireland, so-called “peace walls” mark the boundaries between Catholic and

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26 Jun 2018

How Canada Created The World’s Best Libraries

As libraries across the world battle for survival, one system has embraced the digital age

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26 Jun 2018

How To Build A City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn It Into A Sponge

Urban floods make the news with alarming regularity. Just in the past few months, Hurricane Harvey

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25 Jun 2018

Warming Oceans May Spark International ‘Fish Wars’

Climate change is forcing fish species to shift their habitats faster than the world’s system

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25 Jun 2018

The Dreadful History Of Children In Concentration Camps

Children and family have been central to the institution of the concentration camp from its

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22 Jun 2018

We Need A New International Order. Here’s Why

Few global issues have taken on more current importance than the future of the postwar,

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21 Jun 2018

NewCities Launches Wellbeing City Award

Montréal, Canada – June 20, 2018. The NewCities Foundation today announced the launch of its

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19 Jun 2018

Yemen : Understanding The Conflict

The military conflict now escalating in Yemen threatens the lives of more than 250,000 people in

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19 Jun 2018

Why Puerto Rico Is Not A US State

Nearly half of Americans don’t know that Puerto Ricans are US citizens. But they are,

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15 Jun 2018

Trade Wars, Explained

The “weapons” in a trade war are everywhere. It’s the food you eat, the train

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14 Jun 2018

Top U.S. Cities For Dating In 2018

While there’s a lot of things that go into a good first date, such as compatibility,

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14 Jun 2018

Almost Three-Quarters Of Women ‘Never Cycle’

Almost three-quarters of women in seven UK cities never ride a bike for local journeys,

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14 Jun 2018

How This Town Produces No Trash

Do you find separating trash by paper and plastic a chore? Then think about the

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13 Jun 2018

Inside North Korea : Photos From A Secretive State

In a breach of Kim Jong-un’s strict closed of society, two photographers risked arrest to

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12 Jun 2018

Trump-Kim Summit : Handshakes, Thumbs-up, A Courtyard Stroll & Other Key Moments

SINGAPORE – The world watched as United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader

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11 Jun 2018

We Made Plastic. We Depend On It. Now We’re Drowning In It.

The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it

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11 Jun 2018

What Each Of The G7 Countries Wants, And What They Need

With many of the Trump administration’s recent decisions running directly counter to the other members’

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11 Jun 2018

The Secret Solution To Urban Heat As Taught By Termites

How do you cool a building without air conditioning? In nature, termites build skyscraper-like mounds

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09 Jun 2018

The Challenges Of Keeping The Masses Moving Up, Down & Across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of “volume”: the stacking and moving of people

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08 Jun 2018

2018’s Most Expensive Cities For Business Travel

Business travel can be a pricey affair — whether it’s grabbing that extra takeaway coffee to

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07 Jun 2018

African Cities Must Address Social & Economic Issues When Upgrading Slums

In sub-Saharan Africa, over 55% of the urban population are estimated to live in areas categorised as

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05 Jun 2018

Living In A Small Town Could Be The Key To Happiness

Heaven is wide open spaces — at least, it is for most people, according to

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04 Jun 2018

Here’s How Data Could Make Our Cities Safer

Across Europe, fast-growing cities and city regions are increasingly confronted with urban violence from extremists

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04 Jun 2018

Singapore Best Country For Kids To Grow Up In

Singapore is the best country in the world for children to grow up in, according

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04 Jun 2018

The Tech That’s Changing How Cities Help The Homeless

Every day, a team of community health paramedics in Austin, Texas, fans out across the

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01 Jun 2018

Top 4 Cheap European Cities To Live In

Expats are always on the prowl for the cheapest cities to visit or live in,

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01 Jun 2018

NASA’s Building New Tools To Manage Water As Climate Dangers Grow

After an unusually dry winter, a late-season storm finally soaked California in early March, piling up

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31 May 2018

The Gaza Strip Is Only 25 Miles Long. Here’s How It Became The Center Of Decades of Conflict

The border between Gaza and Israel has once again become the focal point for clashes between protesters and Israeli

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30 May 2018

Why Do Traffic Jams Sometimes Form For No Reason?

If you’ve ever driven on a highway, you’ve probably seen it happen. Traffic slows to

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28 May 2018

How Much Do The Casino CEOs In Las Vegas Actually Make?

Each year billions of dollars flow through the Las Vegas Strip, with the casino industry

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28 May 2018

The Urban Commute Reimagined As A Rhythmic Subterranean Ritual

New York City’s legendary, and recently much-beleaguered, subway is one of the largest, oldest and

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24 May 2018

The Transportation Problem No One Is Talking About

Right now, most self-driving cars–like those being developed by Google or Uber–can only operate in

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23 May 2018

These Are The Best Countries & Cities For Attracting & Developing Talent

When it comes to making a country, a city or an organization competitive, there’s an

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22 May 2018

Is It Really 2018? The Evidence Suggests Otherwise

According to scholars throughout history, we actually aren’t living in the year that is printed

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22 May 2018

This African City Is Turning A Mountain Of Trash Into Energy

Africa is the world’s fastest-urbanizing continent. But while city life has helped lift millions out

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