Public bikes are meant to complement a city’s existing mass transit network, so the location of docking stations is critical.
Under 10 percent of new Citi Bike and Divvy bike docks are sited where residents suggested using interactive online maps, a new study shows. But that doesn't mean city officials weren't listening.
The more laundry you do, the more you can save with efficient washers.
People who use an appliance a lot save more from an energy efficient model. With the right app, they could easily get a sense of their own potential savings when they shop.
Charging six cars at once is fine. Charging 60 million might be a bit tougher.
Ensuring that everyone doesn't charge their cars simultaneously will make a big difference.
Daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning are out of the reach of many seniors.
November is National Family Caregivers Month; did they get your attention? If not, you are not alone. Family caregivers are overlooked by the health care system, and they are burning out. Here's why.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
In Texas, Republicans like Cruz (left) are starting to feel the heat from Democrats.
Cruz: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts; O'Rourke: AP
Pollsters at the University of Texas in Austin explain why the numbers just don't add up for the Democrat.
Some Puerto Ricans had to restore downed power lines themselves after Hurricane Maria.
It's been one year since a Category 4 storm turned Puerto Rico into a disaster zone. Today, nearly every pillar of society — including the economy, health care and schools — remains hobbled.
New research is pinpointing how much genes influence the stability of educational achievement.
Up to two-thirds of students experience ‘ninth grade shock,’ which can affect everything from grades to mental health.
While transitioning to the ninth grade can be stressful for many students, teaching students to be more optimistic can better enable them to cope with the challenges, research psychologists argue.
Historically, many American universities helped lay the foundation for eugenics, a pseudoscience used to justify racism.
Since US universities once stood at the forefront of the eugenics movement and its racist ideas, they should right the wrongs of the past by pursuing diversity on campus, two scholars argue.
Oil drilling produces natural gas that often gets burned on the spot, going to waste.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Energy that otherwise would go to waste might someday power industrial-scale condensation.
Antwon Rose Jr. was fatally shot by a police officer in East Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Scholarship in organizational psychology has shown that when employee morale is low, it can result in poorer performance. A new study finds this may be true for some police officers.
El nuevo aeropuerto diseñado por Norman Foster en la Ciudad de México, visto aquí en una representación de computadora, es visualmente impactante pero ambientalmente problemático.
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La capital mexicana desesperadamente necesita un nuevo aeropuerto. Falta también más espacio verde. Un arquitecto cree que la nueva terminal internacional de Foster podría resolver ambos problemas.
Mexico City’s new Norman Foster-designed airport, seen here in a computer rendering, is visually striking but environmentally problematic.
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Mexico City desperately needs a new airport. It also needs more green space. One landscape architect thinks the Mexican capital's new Norman Foster-designed international airport can be both.
President Donald Trump sits down for an iftar dinner, in the State Dining Room of the White House.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
As President Trump resumes an annual tradition of celebrating Ramadan, it provides a moment to remember that Islam has long been practiced in America.
Where’s my bus?
Even in cities with good public transportation, some areas can be 'transit deserts,' where demand exceeds supply. Living in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services.
The 2014 Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong against ‘Chinese-style democracy’ laid bare democracy’s contested meanings.
Uncertainty is built into democracy, but we are seeing more talk of crisis and more attempts at redefinition. So where does this leave citizens who want to have a meaningful say in how they live?
New research shows that computers, streaming video and other digital technologies are helping Americans spend more time at home and less out shopping and commuting, yielding measurable energy savings.
Dedicating a 31-kilowatt photovoltaic array at Rainshadow Community Charter High School, in Reno, Nevada.
What's at stake as the Trump administration imposes trade sanctions on imported solar panels? A look at the US solar energy industry, which generates more than twice as many jobs as coal energy.
Telecommunications wires stretch along a rural Kansas road.
Technology & Information Policy Institute, University of Texas
Many people in rural America don't have access to fast, affordable internet access. How might those communities connect to the global exchange of goods, services and ideas?