How small countries like Belarus, Norway, and Slovenia dominated the Winter Olympics host.
The overall medal count obscures how these small countries are outperforming their rivals in 2014.
New York, Houston, Washington, D.C.—plus college towns and the energy belt—are all up, while much of the Sun Belt is (still) down. Mapping the winners and losers since the crash.
To kick off The Atlantic's new special report on the past and future of the world's global capitals, we ask: What city rules them all?
Religion and education explain why, at the state level, the United States is seeing a clear shift to the right.
As our metropolitan areas grow larger, the synapses that connect them -- highly networked people -- become more and more essential to economic growth
Start-up culture is taking root in lots of places -- and not just the usual suspects. Some of the hottest hotbeds are in the South.
Silicon Valley is eight times more productive than the national average. But it wasn't always this way.
Regional data shows how dense areas of invention tend to be
While other countries may create superior products, America generates startups that forever shift the nation's economic structure
Human progress, to a large degree, has depended on the continual expansion of social networks, which enable faster sharing and shaping of ideas. And humanity’s greatest social innovation remains the city. As our cities grow larger, the synapses that connect them—people with exceptional social skills—are becoming ever more essential to economic growth.
San Francisco's metropolitan area contains an economy the size of Thailand. Chicago's would rival Switzerland.
What if creating jobs -- for ourselves and for others -- became the mantra of our MBA, engineering, science and graduate programs?
A look at the city's major artery before, during, and after the automobile boom
Where we live makes a huge difference in our commuting choices -- but not always in the ways you'd think
The recession's aftermath will give birth to mega-cities, as families and businesses come in from the foreclosed suburbs
Abortion, poverty, unemployment—none of these factors is the main reason our metro areas are getting safer
Nearly one fifth of gay couples are raising children -- but not in the cities where you'd expect to find them
Twice as many Americans now live in states that recognize same-sex marriage
A nationwide analysis shows that towns where people bike to work are richer, fitter, and more successful in many other ways