What on earth will become of this $51 billion national investment in hotel rooms for a region few tourists visit, in sports venues with no post-Olympic plan, in new roads and railways and shopping malls with zero demand in sight?
Each city, Selfiecity posits, has its own selfie style. The ladies of New York, for example, appear to prefer the subtle head turn (just a hint of profile) over the dramatic ear-to-shoulder head tilt.
Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have just published a paper in the journal PLOS ONE confirming that, in fact, texting changes how we walk, right down to our "gait kinematics."
"Let’s say I’m the kind of guy who has four really close friends at the beginning of the study," social scientist Felix Reed-Tsochas says. "I will still have four close friends at the end of the study, but not necessarily the same four close friends."
A New England Journal of Medicine study has some awfully specific risk ratios for driving and cell phone use: Just reaching for a phone makes a novice driver seven times more likely to have a crash or close call.
Facebook possesses a startlingly massive trove of data on global migration patterns: Where you live, and where you're from.
The practice of extracting public subsidies in the sports world goes beyond sports franchises to the broadcasting behemoth that helps them make much of their money: ESPN.
What's most startling in new local income and poverty data released this week by the Census Bureau is the way the opposing poles of poverty and wealth in America concentrate geographically.
If you live in an apartment complex that includes parking (even parking that comes with an extra fee), its costs are likely tucked into your rent.
A new study found that people remembered fewer of the art objects they photographed, and fewer details about them, relative to pieces of art they'd actively observed with their own eyes.
In a bind, you probably wouldn't think twice about recharging your cell phone in the nearest public outlet. But what if the battery that's running low happens to be in your electric car?
Health care reform is heavily dependent on the people who use the fewest medical services: namely, young healthy adults who, until now, haven't bothered to get insurance at all. But as with many aspects of America's health, these uninsured young adults are geographically clustered.
New housing in the city, as of early next year, will from now on be required to install levers instead of knobs on things like doors and kitchen sinks.
The political dynamic of somewhat more left-leaning major cities located in red states means that governors and state legislatures have rejected health care resources that many local officials in urban areas desperately wanted.
When the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in June, it eliminated a long-standing distinction that certain states and communities—due to their deep histories of discrimination—warranted extra scrutiny under the law.
Driving has been on the decline in the United States since 2004, as researchers have documented every which way. What they still don't know, though, is precisely why.
Cars are about to get substantially more complex, more reliant on computers. Soon enough, they'll automatically be talking to each other, to the infrastructure around them, and to distant emergency responders.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Pew has released a survey on public perception of the progress African Americans have made in the United States.
A growing stack of research now supports the hypothesis that housing vouchers do not in fact lead to crime. Michael Lens has just added another study to that literature, published in the journal Urban Studies.
In the four decades since the Fair Housing Act of 1968, overt discrimination has clearly declined. But its second objective to also "affirmatively further" fair housing has remained much more elusive.