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.


A Motorcycle Helmet Will Call an Ambulance and Text Your Family If You Have an Accident

Many people in Pakistan drive motorcycles. An Islamabad startup hopes their helmet will keep them safe.


What It’s Like Spending the Summer Paving Highways in Northern Canada

A story about hot tar, long days, sex, and endless roads.


[Exclusive Photos] Billboards Make Interstates into Art Galleries

Brian Kane battles the commuting blues with his roadside digital art displays.


Forty Tourists Have Been Stranded in a South Australian Town of Ten People for Almost a Week

With food and water running low, locals across the South Australian outback are looking after stranded out-of-towners.


Let This Supercut of Tarantino's Car Shots Drive You Wild

Explore the life-and-death drama, casual conversations, and awkward silences that all take place in cars in Part 3 of Jakob T. Swinney's Quentin Tarantino supercut series.


This Fake Street Sign is a Public Art Masterpiece

Remembering the time Richard Ankrom installed his own street sign on the California freeway—and it lasted for eight years.


America's Infrastructure Is Slowly Falling Apart

And here are the projects that prove it.


Roads Of The Future Are Here... And They Glow In The Dark

Studio Roosegaarde's 'N329- Road of the Future' now illuminates a section of Dutch highway, replacing energy-consuming streetlamps with high-quality glow-in-the-dark paint.


Mossless in America: Missy Prince

Portland photographer Missy Prince on deserts, darkrooms, and goats on leashes.


Addictive Map Let's You Spend A Day In The Life Of An NYC Taxi

The mysterious world of NYC taxi drivers revealed (sans-traffic), thanks to Chris Whong's data visualization.


Futuristic "Solar Roadways" Could Power Entire Cities

American engineer Scott Brusaw's photovoltaic, LED-imbued tiles could reduce greenhouse gases by 75%.