This Year's Nightmare Is The Future Of American Politics

This year, we’re seeing the end of a partisan realignment, and the beginning of a policy one — and US politics is about to change big-time.

Neighborhoods Can Shape Success Down To The Level Of A City Block

A small but intriguing study done in West Philadelphia points to the importance of what researchers call microenvironments.

The Flint Of California

A report from Matheny Tract, an arsenic-poisoned community that’s about to become the test case for a new legal idea: the "human right to water."

Who Gets Venture Capital Funding?

A breakdown of 890 U.S. startups that were founded from 2009-2015 and received at least $20 million in VC and other equity funding.

'Deadshot Mary,' A 1930s Undercover Cop Superstar

For most of her career, Mary would be assigned to the NYPD pickpocket squad. By the time of her retirement in 1957, she would be a first grade detective, with over 1,000 arrests under her belt.

The Federal Gov't Is Spending Billions Running Ancient Computer Systems

In a report released Wednesday, nonpartisan congressional investigators found that about three-fourths of the $80 billion budget goes to keep aging technology running, and the increasing cost is shortchanging modernization.

How A Physicist Who Helped Find The Higgs Boson Got Into Horse Apps

When CERN couldn't employ the over 300 post-docs it spat out, many of them turned to tech.

What We Can Learn About Language From Wolf-Speak

Wolves’ howls are eerie, beautiful and wild. But what are they actually saying to each other?

The Eater Guide To The Whole Entire World

Tapas at the bar in Barcelona, perfect roast goose in Hong Kong, dinner in a vineyard outside Melbourne, and brunch on a terrace in São Paulo — when we travel now, we travel to eat.

Check Out These Very Good Sheds

Yes, Great Britain has a Shed of the Year competition, and we've gotta say, the shortlist features some pretty great sheds.