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In Search of the Smartest City

Can Bloomberg Philanthropies establish a national standard for data-driven governments?<p>Cities talk a lot about harnessing big data, but their efforts vary widely. Some, like New York City, Columbus, and Kansas City, Missouri, have emerged as leaders in using data to tackle issues surrounding …

In Kansas City, Barbecue, Beer and Bargains

I had just learned my first lesson of Kansas City barbecue the hard way: Don’t just waltz right in at closing time expecting to be served. In my defense, I was coming pretty much directly from Kansas City International Airport, where I had landed on a Saturday night. I checked into my hotel, on the …

While Kansas City area grows, St. Louis slows, or so census shows

The Kansas City metro area continues to grow, while the St. Louis metro area lost population in the last year.<p>The St. Louis metro’s population …

How Kansas City got its magnificent museum

Dazzling museum collections are found in some unlikely cities across the U.S. How did they get there? Here’s how it happened in Kansas City in the …

Art

KC to St. Louis in 23 minutes: A new possibility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Whether you’re driving, flying or taking a train ride, it could take a few hours to get from Kansas City to St. Louis. But what if …

Kansas City is already gearing up for streetcar expansion vote

One important Kansas City election finished Tuesday.<p>But other important elections are on tap later this year, and that process started Wednesday.<p>The …

A Chinese developer is building a $100 billion 'dream paradise'— but experts worry it could become a ghost city

The $100 billion metropolis, called Forest City, is being built by Chinese developer Country Garden. The developers bill it as "a dream paradise for all mankind."<p>While the mega-development sounds promising, several writers and housing experts worry it could become a ghost city — in this case, a …

Hyperloop One reveals plan to connect 35 U.S. cities

But will this really ever happen?<p>Accelerating U.S. high-speed rail development is consistently cited by transportation experts as the best possible investment in the country’s future—it would connect economic regions, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and boost rural economies. Even the most …

A telescope is about to capture the first ever picture of a black hole!

After all this time, we might finally get to witness the most crucial portrait in the universe – Black Hole. Beginning on April 5, scientists with …

Astronomers detect strange radio signals from deep space

The Earth is under constant barrage by radio signals from space. Typically they just come from mundane sources like our own satellites, your 'garden …

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history.<p>As of today (March 25), …

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Is there a Khrushchevian 'Crimea’ in Belarus?

<i>Russian "green men" occupation force surrounding a Ukrainian military base in Perevalne, Crimea, during the military annexation of the peninsula in</i> …

In Belarus, a rising fear: Will we be the next Ukraine?

The relationship between Russia and Belarus has never been an easy one. The two former Soviet republics have spent the last two decades on a roller coaster ride — sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries in heated public rows.<p>Now, as Russia's neighbors grow increasingly worried about Moscow's …

Russia

Ethiopia says to launch satellite into orbit in 3 to 5 years

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says it will launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years to better predict weather conditions …

Experts: Russia, the U.S. and China will determine the future of the world - Russia Beyond

Politicians and experts from 35 countries, including Russia, the United States, China, India and Australia are meeting in Sochi from Oct. 24-27 for the 13th annual gathering of the Valdai Discussion Club. The group meets every year at different locations in Russia to share views on the problems …

The Geopolitics of Russia-Egypt Relations

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Japan, China, S. Korea trade ministers pledge to promote free trade

TOKYO - Trade chiefs from Japan, China and South Korea agreed Saturday to cooperate to promote trade and investment across the globe at a trilateral …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

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Diplomacy

International Trade Slows Despite Globalization Fears

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>Trade has become a major talking point in this election, and with both candidates coming out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many voters are uncertain of where they stand on the issue.<p>But for the first time since World War II, …

Morocco seeks to rejoin the African Union

King Mohammed VI of Morocco is currently touring East Africa. Officially he is looking to improve relations with the region but he has another goal: …

Africa

Arguing about whether the F-35 can dogfight misses a really big point

Fortunately, the fifth-generation stealth aircraft, designed to be the crown jewel of the aging US Air Force fleet, was built in such a way that dogfighting may be an afterthought.<p>"If you were to engage an F-35 in say, a visual dogfight capability," US Air Force Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus began, "the …

Air Force Readies Future Tanker for Production

The U.S. Air Force has awarded the first major production contract for its new refueling tanker.The service on Thursday awarded Boeing Co. a $2.8 …

​Air Force and Lockheed to initiate airworthiness tests for FA-50

Following an airworthiness assessment of Textron AirLand’s dual light attack fighter and trainer, Scorpion, the US Air Force is moving toward a …

Aviation

Kansas City to announce 800-room Hyatt convention hotel

Kansas City, The Mecca of Sports Architecture: Creating a Legacy

Parking Garages Poised For Big Makeover in Autonomous Age

<i>Created by</i> Car and Driver <i>for Toyota</i><p>Back in January, Tesla Motors introduced “Summon,” a feature that allows many of its newer vehicles to park themselves. Using a smartphone or key fob, car owners can remotely command their vehicles to open garage doors, enter, park themselves and shut down. When …

2016's Most Radical Urban Planning Proposals

Some of these may never come to life, but that doesn't mean we can't admire the innovation behind them.<p>As architects continue to develop innovative …

Urbanism

North Korean capital's Soviet-inspired ‘60s and ‘70s architecture captured in new photos

A French photographer documents Pyongyang’s Soviet architecture<p>Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, though far from the Parises and Tokyos of the world when it comes to annual foreign visitors, isn’t quite the inaccessible locale it is often thought to be. <i>Guardian</i> architecture and design critic Oliver …