New Study Says Singapore Is the ‘Smartest City’ in the World, but Ranks Other Southeast Asian Cities at the Bottom

The city-state leads in both reliable infrastructure and technology for residents.


Could We Blow Up the Internet?

Is it possible to take down the internet by physically attacking its infrastructure?


Arctic Towns, Railways, and Pipelines At Risk of Permafrost Thaw Damage

About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.


I Spoke to Akon About His New Cryptocurrency, Akoin

The musician hopes to establish a city in Senegal that would run entirely on Akoin.


Trump's Infrastructure Plan Came Out and Man, it Sucks

It's vague, doesn't offer much in the way of funding, and has no chance of passing Congress. Other than that it's pretty good.


Trump's State of the Union Was a Parallel Universe

A by-the-numbers speech Tuesday that utterly failed to address glaring crises didn't exactly unite the country.


Trump's Response to Puerto Rico Is Shameful

FEMA is delivering aid, and Trump has promised to visit. But as you might expect, the president is making a horrible situation worse with bizarre, defensive statements.


The Battles the Republican Congress Will Have Against Itself, and Trump, in 2017

Republicans control both parts of Congress and the White House, but that doesn't mean their time in power will be easy.


​Trump's Infrastructure Plan Could Be a Giant Sports Welfare Giveaway

Donald Trump's proposed tax breaks for private construction investors and contractors could mean additional multimillion-dollar public subsidies for sports stadiums.


Nigerian Animators Are Bringing African Superhero Comics to Life

Lagos-based Vortex Comics is committed to telling stories that appeal to a real, African readership.


Tensions Rise as Turkey Builds a Dam on Ancient Land

The completion of the Ilisu Dam will result in the destruction of more than 248 miles of the Tigris's ecosystem, lead to the relocation of up to 70,000 people, and submerge numerous settlements.


Inside Las Colonias, the Texas Border Towns Without Electricity or Running Water

A combination of poverty and loyalty keep families in these hidden slums along the US-Mexico border, often for generations.