MIT Invented a Tool That Allows Driverless Cars to Navigate Rural Roads Without a Map

Mapping rural areas is a barrier to autonomous vehicles operating in those areas, but cars might not need maps at all.


How Dollar General is taking over rural America

The rise of Dollar General, and the reshaping of rural America


Democrats think Trump’s trade war will help them win back rural America

Donald Trump's trade war with China could hurt the white, working-class, rural voters Democrats lost last cycle


Wild Photos of Louisiana's Rural Mardi Gras Bacchanals

Courir de Mardi Gras gets grittier outside New Orleans.


Women in Rural Counties Are Losing Access to Maternal Care

Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization in the US, but a new study highlights the diminishing access to obstetric services in rural areas, especially for black women and lower-income households.


Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will

Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions.


Amazon Prime Is a Blessing and a Curse For Remote Towns

If access to Prime is reduced, or in some cases, cut off, it can leave many remote towns in the lurch.


This Kentucky County Is Starting Its Own Broadband Network

Appalachia has a giant internet problem.


How defunding public radio will affect rural towns

Cutting of public radio will hurt the people who voted for Trump; remote, rural, largely Republican voters.


Meet the Small-Town Football Rivals Joining Forces to Keep Their Teams Alive

When two teams in rural Montana found themselves short on players, they faced a difficult decision: band together with your enemies, or give up the game.


I Have Found Canada’s Number One Hoser

The videos of this mulleted, denim-clad man jumping a 79 Yamaha hit pretty much every pleasure centre in my redneck brain.