Around the world, there is a lot of buzz around the idea of universal basic income (also known as “unconditional basic income” or UBI).
Urban worldbuilding is at the heart a lot of speculative fiction classics. But authors don’t develop the history, geography and ecology of their imaginary worlds in a vacuum.
On and off for the past 100 years, MGM’s lions (seven different ones over the decades) have come alive on the big screen, sometimes even roaring at audiences.
Most official highway signs are clearly governmental, layout out speed limits, providing traffic instructions or giving directions and distances.
Street artist Lily Goodspeed has taken to the streets of Philadelphia with an unusual style of commemorative plaque.
On April 9, 2017, United Airlines flight 3411 was preparing to take off from Chicago when flight attendants discovered the plane was overbooked.
Monuments don’t just appear in the wake of someone’s death — they are erected for reasons specific to a time and place.
For most people, Dubai conjures images of the world’s tallest skyscraper and the various other sleek modern structures that have redefined its skyline in recent decades.
The Victorian era is infamous for putting death in the spotlight, giving rise to a number of inventions designed around mortal remains.
Reading stories about overpopulation, it is easy to imagine we live on a planet that is packed with people from coast to coast on every continent.
On the border of Virginia and North Carolina stretches a great, dismal swamp. The Great Dismal Swamp, actually — that’s the name British colonists gave it centuries ago.
Strange structures start to appear all around as one drives toward the Korean Demilitarized Zone from either side of the border.
Computer modeling has helped revolutionize architectural design, enabling sophisticated and sculptural shapes rich with three-dimensional complexity.
Launched last year and continuing into next year, a pilot program in London is testing the efficacy of a peculiar new kind of traffic calming measure — one that uses tricks of perspective to slow drivers down.
When the tape started rolling in old analog recording studios, there was a feeling that musicians were about to capture a particular moment.
Good design is in the details, as they say, and great architectural design details are often site-specific, responding to local contexts and regional conditions.
Steel-reinforced concrete is a wonder of the modern built world and part of the foundation of civilization as we know it.
In the early 2000s, Costis Mitsotakis of Greece met a Spanish girl named Sandra del Pozo. They fell in love, and not long after, bought a small RV, left Greece and headed to Spain.
Raised pavement markers come in a variety of reflective colors, some of which (like white and yellow) have guessable meanings borrowed painted road line conventions.
In the midst of the Cold War, a submarine-fired guided missile carrying a most unusual payload arced up over the United States and landed in Florida.