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Up, up and away: flying cars might solve the problem of traffic congestion in dense urban areas.

We think of them as the flying cars from classic cartoon The Jetsons but they are formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or(...)

 Flint in Michigan has a population of about 100,000 people with 40.1 per cent living below the poverty line.  This man’s home was condemned in January 2016. Photograph: Seth Herald/NurPhoto

Flint was once the epitome of the American dream. Fifty years ago, its neighbourhoods were replete with large, well-maintained single-family homes, an(...)

Dublin placed 32nd in Mercer’s safety ranking. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in 33rd place, ahead of London, Paris and Madrid, in a quality of living survey that took more than 230 cities into account. Human res(...)

Steam rises from the city buildings and Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 31th January 2019. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/ EPA

Frigid weather that paralysed a large swath of the United States this week and caused at least 21 deaths began easing on Friday as an Arctic air mass (...)

Pedestrians bundle up in sub-freezing temperatures on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nati Harnik/PA

A wave of Arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the country’s Northeast on Thursday but was expect(...)

The Chicago  skyline as seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan, as  the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

The cold front bringing its icy grip to parts of the US and Canada is a result of a weather condition called a polar vortex. It might seem counter-in(...)

An image of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell forms the backdrop as  Ryan Adams performs during the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The widow of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell led the tributes during a star-studded concert in his memory. Cornell, a major figure in the grunge-rock(...)

Detroit: The city lost almost a third of its population between 2000 and 2016. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

Dayton, Ohio epitomised the hard times on which dozens of industrial midwest American cities had fallen. A manufacturing powerhouse until the 1980s, t(...)

 Crowds at the statue of the Virgin Mary  at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

A line from Philip Larkin was on my mind while working on this project. Not the famous reference to his parents, but an aside about beginnin(...)

Police found Colin Kroll’s body facedown on his bed after a woman called 911 and asked police to check on him. Photograph: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

Colin Kroll, co-founder and chief executive of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead apparently of a drug overdose in his lower Manhattan apartmen(...)

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