On Edge

Sonic Tonic

Millions of people in cities rely on recorded nature sounds to manage sleep and stress, and scientists are slowly understanding why it works.
Anjali Nayar
On Edge

My Husband and I Are Seriously Questioning Whether to Raise our Kid in the City

This time, when we sat down to talk about it, I taped our conversation.
Kate Lunau

Cities Are Competing to Give Amazon the ‘Mother of All Civic Giveaways’

“Amazon has made securing public handouts a core part of its business strategy from the very beginning.”
Louise Matsakis

How We're Sonifying the City (and Everything Else, Too)

Who needs an organ when we've got industrial ventilation pipes coming out our ears?
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

The Year In GIFstagrams

Putting everyone's 2013 in a single file.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

The People Waiting in Line for a New iPhone Don't Know What They're Waiting For, or How Long

Once Apple announces its new phones on Tuesday at 1pm, two young men from Cincinnati are hopeful that their camping trip will only last another week or so.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

China Just Broke Ground on World's Next Tallest Skyscraper, and It Aims to Finish by February

And it should be completed by February. The sky's the limit for China's sustainable, record-breaking, skyscraper.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

To Drone Proof a City

Inside Asher Kohn's "Shura City" and the architecture of confusion.
Brian Anderson
Motherboard Blog

The Mile-High Cities of the Future Will Be Miserable

In the year 2025, there will be buildings that stand over a mile high. There were, at one point, concrete plans for a skyscraper in a Middle Eastern nation that was to tower one and a half miles into the heavens. That one was shelved, but major...
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Never Forget the Detroit Olympics

The 1968 Summer Games were held in Mexico City, but they still changed Detroit. In search of Olympic ephemera, I recently came across a video in the "Prelinger Archives":