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The depressing durability of hate crime

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Hate crime rates have remained stable over the past decade.

The winner and finalists of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest, 180 spin

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
We asked for masterpeeps. You delivered. Here are the finalists of the 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest.

Population Growth in Dense U.S. Cities: Short-Term Correction or Long-Term Trend?

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People are moving to city centers in record numbers, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a permanent change in where Americans want to live.  

Here’s how many times Easter will fall on 4/20 in the next 1,000 years

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Easter and 4/20 converge this year.

Hypothetical technology is fun. Real technology creeps us out.

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We love dreaming big. But what happens when those dreams come true?

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

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12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.

The world’s cities are gobbling up land faster than they’re gaining people

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An unsustainable pattern, in 30 animations.

Your brain is over the hill by age 24

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If you're older than that, you have already squandered your potential, according to Science.

Taxpayers loaned $192 billion to the government last year. Here’s where that money came from.

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Where Americans are really good â and really bad â at estimating their taxes.

Why ‘trust and safety’ are no longer free on UberX and Lyft

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The costs of insurance, background checks and safety inspections are now part of your bill.

When Taking Back the City Means Returning to the Scene of the Crime

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
In the relentless Boston bombing anniversary coverage, the tagline on one local news channel is, "Let's Remember, Let's Run." Can we really do both?

There is no one living on 47 percent of the land in the United States

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Many thanks to Nik Freeman for sharing the map above with Know More. Census tracts with zero population are shown in green.

The Many Deceptions at the Heart of the Internet

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We tend to overlook the mild deceptions that shape online living, often perpetuated by companies like Apple and Amazon.

Teens who expect to die young are more likely to commit crime

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Hope could be a surprisingly good tool to stop repeat offenders.

More homeowners no longer need to be in foreclosure, and they may not even know it

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The share of foreclosures with positive equity is rising, and it probably has everything to do with timing

These 8 Depressing Bike Theft Statistics Show Just How Bad the Problem Is

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A survey of Montreal riders finds that half of all active cyclists have their bikes stolen, and only 2.4 percent are recovered.

Why the NYPD’s decision to drop a unit that spies on Muslims may help counterterrorism

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7 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Opinion data show that perceptions of police fairness strongly influence the willingness of Muslims to assist the police in investigations of Muslim suspects.

New York court guts a groundbreaking health-care fund that would have changed taxi drivers’ lives

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6 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Six cents from every fare could have helped pay for health-care services and disability insurance for taxi drivers.

What Gabriel García Márquez taught us about literature, journalism and history

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One of the greatest novelists of the last century saw himself as a journalist and recognized that the fantastical was sometimes the best way to express the truth.

Map: Is There a Risky Chemical Plant Near You?

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One year after the fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, pinpointing potentially hazardous sites remains tricky.

How Your Location Data Is Being Used to Predict the Events You Will Want to Attend

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The next generation of recommendation engines will use your location data to suggest music festivals, sporting events, and conferences you will want to attend.

The traumatic, sensual, addicted language of restaurant reviews (and what it says about you)

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5 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
An analysis of what we're really saying about ourselves whenever we chronicle restaurants on Yelp.

New study paints national picture of environmental injustice

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A large new national study calculates the "environmental injustice" of nitrogen dioxide exposure for every state and city.

Beijing's City Government Is Fighting Public Urination With an App

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Released just ahead of the annual Great Wall Marathon, a new toilet-locating mobile phone app hopes to prevent the urine-soaked walls that blemished last year's event. 

The traumatic, sensual, addicted language of restaurant reviews (and what it says about you)

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An analysis of what we're really saying about ourselves whenever we chronicle restaurants on Yelp.

Actually, cyclists make city streets safer

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Cycling fatalities decline as more people bike. The same is true for pedestrians.

Heartbleed bug fixes threaten to cause major Internet disruptions in coming weeks

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8 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
The security bug allows hackers to steal security keys, enabling the creation of fake sites that seem real.

Waiting for the 8th: How a D.C. family coped with cuts to the food stamps they rely on

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The months seem a bit longer for a D.C. woman and her family after recent cuts to the food stamps they rely on.

Missouri will fire deafening 'sound cannons' at drivers to deter work zone speeding

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Apparently the threat of a costly ticket isn't enough to slow down drivers passing through work zones on Missouri's highways, so the state is taking extreme measures to solve the dilemma....

You just finished your tax return. What’s the chance you’ll get audited?

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Half as much as in 1980, but twice as much as in 2000.

Can Michael Bloomberg really build a gun-control lobby bigger than the NRA?

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3 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The former New York mayor is investing $50 million in a revamped advocacy group of mayors and moms.

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

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Tax experts also suspect that Starbucks could ultimately end up paying less in taxes, not more, by going to London.

Driverless vehicles will force us to rethink car ownership

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When you no longer need to own a car to conveniently use one, will you still want your own anyway?