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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 …

Demographics

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 …

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

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 …

Urban Design

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 …

China

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 …

Albert Einstein

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 …

Astrophysics

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 & …

Telescopes

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> …

Russia

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 and for remote sensing activities inside the country.<p>The announcement comes after a severe drought left more than 10 million people hungry and killed …

Russia

The Geopolitics of Russia-Egypt Relations

Donate<p>Loading the player...<p><i>Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson</i><p><i>If you’re able, and if you like our content and</i> …

Geopolitics

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 …

Economic Development

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Globalization

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: …

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 …

Aerospace