Insurance companies deploy private firefighters in wildfire-scorched California
November 15, 2018, 9:49 a.m. by Matt Hickman
For wealthy homeowners, extra peace of mind comes with a high price tag.
At 597 feet, new Statue of Unity in India is a record-breaking colossus
November 12, 2018, 8:24 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, India's newly unveiled Statue of Unity also has nightly laser light shows.
Can Prop C put a dent in San Francisco's homelessness epidemic?
November 9, 2018, 12:09 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Voters approved a ballot measure to tax wealthy tech giants and double the funding to combat the crisis.
Mexico City's garden-lined highway is thriving, but not without criticism
November 9, 2018, 9:14 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Some call it a case of aesthetics trumping actual environmental impact.
The global cities with the most — and the least — public green space
November 8, 2018, 8:21 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Cities like Paris and Los Angeles aren't quite as verdant as you might suspect.
Philly puts the brakes on electric scooter rollout
November 5, 2018, 10:17 a.m. by Matt Hickman
A delight to some and a nuisance to others, e-scooters face a legal roadblock in the City of Brotherly Love.
Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia to cough up millions in unpaid construction fees
October 29, 2018, 10:14 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Thank the stars for generous installment plans.
This French city is largest in Europe to offer free public transportation for all
October 25, 2018, 8:20 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Dunkirk paves the way for more ambitious schemes in even larger cities.
Sydney wants to transform abandoned rail tunnels into nightlife hotspot
October 22, 2018, 8:35 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Officials think transforming the ghost tunnels could have 'global potential.'
This otherworldly light show tracks galactic garbage drifting across the night sky
October 19, 2018, 8:23 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Dutch designer Dan Roosegaarde's Space Waste Lab visualizes 'the smog of our universe.'
Would you want to live in an Alexa-powered smart home?
October 17, 2018, 9:17 a.m. by Matt Hickman
By investing in a prefab homebuilder, it's clear Amazon is itching to play an even larger role in your domestic life.
China's 'artificial sun' was briefly the hottest spot in our solar system
Scientists transform sunlight into a liquid fuel that can be stored for 18 years
What is up with this skull-collecting ant's bizarre headhunting behavior?
9 of the world's largest dog breeds
12 human foods dogs can eat and 5 they shouldn't
A destructive pest may be hitching a ride on your Christmas tree