Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: The many tricks of Tokyo's Subway, millennials are broke and when Windows users wanted it to look like OS X.
A new book traces how rioting and rebellion have shaped New York City since the era of Dutch colonization to the present.
You can’t miss them: The spots are marked with pink borders, painted figures in mini-skirts, and overhead signs declaring “Female Parking First” in both Korean and English.
In Durham, a young lawyer raised in public housing teaches elite law students to save poor people from eviction.
Turns out everybody else is just as bummed out.
And had hundreds more wrongly arrested.
The bar for senior pranks has been raised.
We all know real estate is more expensive in certain coastal cities — New York, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles, for instance — than in other parts of the country. But it's striking to see just how much more expensive.
The nation's famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks.
Clarissa Glenn set out to prove that she and her husband had been framed. Now Chicago is reckoning with years of wrongful arrests.
In this booming desert town, the average resident consumes more than twice as much water as the average Angeleno.
The mayor of Barcelona has been redefining the smart city to ensure that it serves its citizens, rather than the other way around.
One day, if Elon Musk gets his way, the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles' tony Bel Air neighborhood will be just a hop, skip and a quick walk from the nearest Loop station.
Most of the top cities are the usual suspects — but there's something odd happening in Silicon Valley.
The northwest part of the state has built an impressive network of bicycle infrastructure — thanks, in part, to Walmart.
Rodentologists are racking their brains trying to figure out how to tackle this furry menace.
Nobody really *needs* to film something in 12K, but that's not going to stop us from watching this on repeat.
The city's hidden history is now waking up. A new crop of aerospace firms is taking root, launching an era of personal satellites, non-state space exploration, and — someday — a private, crewed mission to Mars.
This intersection in London, Cycle Superhighway 3 into Parliament Square, was jam packed on Monday morning. According to Hal Hines, the cyclist who took this video, it took two light cycles to make it through the intersection. It's a really cool thing to behold, seeing so many cyclists out there riding to work, but also would probably get very annoying on a daily basis.
On May 15, EPI released a report finding Uber drivers earn $11.77 an hour after Uber's commission and expenses, and $10.87 an hour adjusted for the extra contributions that independent contractors make toward Medicare and social security. That puts Uber drivers solidly in the lowest fifth of American earners.
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