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Big Idea: The New Downtown
How Zappos wants to change our cities
Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead
Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
Drug Reduces Gambling Behavior In Slot Machine-Loving Rats
Rats couldn't resist a slot machine that offered up sugar—until researchers gave them a dopamine blocker.
The Most Amazing Images Of The Week, August 20-24, 2012
There’s some history in this week’s roundup of stunning images. For one, we have a photo of the Nevada atomic...
Archive Gallery: The Science of Gambling
How winners win, cheaters cheat, and what a century of Popular Science taught us about both
Three Extreme High-Speed Rail Concepts for Las Vegas
Las Vegas developers hear proposals for new transportation methods to hook up visitors from LA
Theme Building: Leisure-Time Robots
Robots to shuffle your cards, play you in a game of billiards and sink puts from the green
What happens when a gambling town falls hard for the computer network? Hacker crooks. Megajackpot slots. Cutting-edge surveillance software. And that's just the start.