Study using OpenStreetMap and mathematics reveals there are only four unique city topologies
Football ratings study: The bandwagon is your second-favorite team
When it comes to watching NFL games in Utah on television, the most popular teams are the Broncos, Cowboys or 49ers.
Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel (Update)
A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican ...
Ancient and modern cities aren't so different
Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the ...
Archaeologists defy Isis militants by finding new antiquities in Iraq
University of Manchester archaeologists are continuing to make significant new discoveries near the ancient city of Ur despite efforts by Islamic State militants to 'culturally cleanse' Iraq of its ancient relics.
Visiting a park could save your life, scientists say
City dwellers should visit parks more often and take advantage of this free and easy way to boost their physical and mental health, environmental scientists have urged.
NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology
New York City's subways—the nation's biggest mass transit network—serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression.
Advanced modeling software explores whether Augustus Caesar really transformed Rome
With degrees in Etruscology and Roman architectural history, Diane Favro has traveled to every corner of the Roman Empire, from Algeria to Germany to Lebanon, and written several books on the subject matter ...
Intensive agriculture may have exacerbated drought in ancient Maya city
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.
Researchers produce first map of New York City subway system microbes
The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs—and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax ...
Concepts emerge for a vertical city in the desert
Study shows one reason why pigeons so rarely crash
Cyber-attacks rising in Utah, likely due to NSA facility (Update)
(AP)—Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt Lake City.