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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