Most people now live in cities, the UN declares, and more will follow, perhaps marking the 21st century as the Urban Era. Why the attraction to cities? Perhaps it shows rising hopes for progress.
The House Ways and Means Committee will vote on how to fix Highway Trust Fund on Thursday. In Flint, Michigan, the city wants to cut its retirees' health benefits to avoid bankruptcy.
Hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers were 'makers' long before the term was coined. What's new today is the combination of networking, open-source knowledge transfer, crowdfunding, and relatively cheap machines such as 3-D printers.
The ‘maker movement’ is heralded as a new industrial revolution – combining the spirit of the old shop class with modern tech in community 'Do It Yourself' spaces.
Parents give their children all kinds of things, from hard-earned nuggets of wisdom to old toasters they don't need anymore. Surprisingly, each offer significant lessons.