Small tankers unload along New York’s Newtown Creek in 2008.
Gentrification is not the only path for improving urban neighborhoods. A cleanup in Brooklyn and Queens offers another, more inclusive model that scholars have dubbed 'just green enough.'
DACA supporters march to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to protest after the September 2017 announcement that the program would be suspended with a six-month delay.
AP Photo/Matt York
Throughout America's history, a duality has existed: On one side, there has been the belligerent, aggressive America. On the other, the generous, amiable one.
Neuroscientists have been scanning the brains of select Super Bowl viewers to see how they’re reacting to the commercials that air.
Companies are now tracking how consumers react on social media to Super Bowl ads. They’re also studying how the brain responds to them. Could personalized Super Bowl ads be on the horizon?
While some are declaring that democracy has had its day, others see this as a time to develop more truly democratic ways of living.
Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910
Is it really time to eulogise democracy, or are we rather on the cusp of a new phase in its long and varied life?
Just a burp, or indication of coming disaster?
AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati
How do scientists predict volcanic eruptions? To do so with accuracy, they need to know the individual volcano and its history very well.
Tourists play slot machines at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
Excessive indulgence is the city’s unifying theme. It’s also a way to end your life. Just ask Stephen Paddock.
Without investment, fewer products will bear this ‘Made in the USA’ logo in the future.
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green
If President Trump really wants to restore America's manufacturing might he should invest heavily in AI, the internet of things and other emerging technologies that are changing the world.
How safe is it to use an iPhone?
Some of the iPhone's innovations have made users less secure.
Damage from Irma can be seen in this photo of Kelly McClenthen in Bonita Springs, Florida, as she returned to her home Sept. 11, 2017.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Even in areas predicted to take direct hits from hurricanes and other storms, hospitals must do all they can to stay open. It isn't an easy task, but preparation and practice help.
A photograph of Penn Station’s interior from the 1930s.
We asked five architecture experts to name one building or structure they wish had been preserved, but couldn't resist the tides of decay, development and discrimination.
In Lower Fungom, Cameroon men sing while working, highlighting the local culture.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.
Hearing can be affected by loud noises, but the mechanisms have not been fully understood. The auditory nerve plays a big role.
Noise is common, but we don't fully know what that means for our hearing. A recent study suggests how overstimulation of the auditory nerve may be too much for it to handle.
London plane trees, like these in Cadman Park in Brooklyn, New York, are one of the most popular species for shading urban streets.
How can cities protect residents during heat waves? There's no single solution, but expanding air conditioning, installing passive cooling features in homes and planting shade trees all can help.
What sounds did the people of Chaco Canyon hear during daily life?
David E. Witt
We tend to think of archaeological sites as dead silent – empty ruins left by past cultures. But this isn't how the people who lived in and used these sites would have experienced them.
The water tower in Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated water led to a health crisis in 2014.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
Congressional inability to devise a health care plan for the US is not the only impediment to good health care. Contaminated water pipes and old bridges are also roadblocks.
Is this an impostor trying to break into your phone with his voice?
You can log in to your smartphone by talking to it. Current security systems don't protect enough against imitators. The best way to ensure voice authentication is secure is to start with the sound.
Fixing electronics devices doesn’t need to be difficult.
Many companies are working to prevent customers from fixing broken smartphones and tractors. By doing so, they're missing out on an opportunity to build customer loyalty and boost profits.
Yale University graduate students have sought to form a union for more than a decade.
AP Photo/Bob Child
Thwarted efforts to organize at Yale and a New York nursing home show how a changing of the guard at the National Labor Relations Board could potentially end the labor movement.
The Africa Yoga Project has educated, empowered and expanded the employability of youth in 15 African countries.
Yoga helps financially insecure youth gain confidence, coping skills, and self-compassion.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stands next to a photograph of Trump and Lavrov on May 17, 2017.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.