About a year and a half ago, Google's team shifted focus from the predictable sweep of freeways to the unpredictable maze of city streets. I was invited along as the first journalist to witness how the car is handling its new urban lifestyle.
With the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination last month, you might have found yourself asking people where they were when they heard the President had been shot. Most probably remembered.
Fifty years ago today, on October 28, 1963, destruction began on the original Pennsylvania Station in New York
As humans change the environment, various species are forced to adapt or perish. Turns out animals did adapt to the human push for cities: with bigger brains.
Blaming the suburbs for harming the environment sometimes seems as simple as adding low-density living to single-occupancy driving. But studies of greenhouse gas emissions have come out surprisingly mixed.
Urban Buddy helps travelers draw wisdom from veteran city residents in real-time.
The coastal areas of New York, particularly those lining Lower Manhattan, have two pretty clear choices in the post-Sandy era.
On the one hand, ordering most of your household staples from Amazon could decrease congestion and car use, since you're not taking anywhere near as many trips to the store as you used to. On the other, all those Amazon deliveries could just as easily be increasing congestion by putting more UPS trucks on the road.
Of all the senseless ways to end up in the emergency room, getting injured because you're walking while using your cell phone has to be up near the top.
A new scientific working paper contends that as population density decreases, the suicide rate among young people increases. This effect becomes particularly pronounced below 300 inhabitants per square kilometer—roughly the density of San Diego County.