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Space

Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known ‘Exomoon’

A new study suggests that the Jupiter-sized planet Kepler-1625b may host a Neptune-sized moon.
Becky Ferreira
10.3.18
Moveable

We Are Never, Ever, Ever Getting a Monorail

‘There’s nothing on Earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car monorail!’
Tracey Lindeman
12.29.17
BTA

Meet the Spreadsheet That Can Solve NYC Transit (and the Man Who Made It)

Charles Komanoff's 'Balanced Transportation Analyzer' is the most comprehensive accounting possible of how a congestion charge in Manhattan would affect New York City.
Aaron Gordon
11.17.17
Sidewalk Labs

Google Wants to Build the ‘City of the Future’ in Toronto, and Locals Are Worried

Affordable housing activists were out at a town hall to make themselves heard.
Jacob Dubé
11.2.17
bright ideas

The Toll to Drive Into Manhattan Should Be $100

The case for extreme congestion pricing.
Aaron Gordon
10.9.17
not-so-driverless cars

We Talked to a Driver Who Disguised Himself as a Car Seat

Do people freak out at the sight of a driverless car?
Samantha Cole
9.14.17
Uber Everything

This Town Considered Starting a Bus Line But Will Just Pay Uber Instead

Public transit goes private.
Jordan Pearson
4.4.17
Opinión

The Only Good Future of Commuting Is No More Commuting

Uber says that a network of small, electric aircraft could reduce the modern commute.
Kate Lunau
10.27.16
Sweden

Sweden Is Testing an Electric Road for Trucks

The road is part of the country’s plan to have all of its vehicles fossil fuel-free by 2030.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.25.16
nasa

Watch Mercury Make a Rare Transit Across the Sun on Monday

The planet won’t transit the Sun again until 2019.
Becky Ferreira
5.9.16
Toronto

I Put an Air Quality Monitor on My Bike And Went Looking For Smog

A new project in Toronto is keeping tabs on the city’s air quality.
Amanda Roth
5.6.16
san francisco

The Immobile Masses: Why Traffic Is Awful and Public Transit Is Worse

Problems in San Francisco, New York, and DC highlight the failure of the funding model for mass transit.
Kendra Pierre-Louis
3.24.16