US vehicle deaths have surged an alarming 14% in the last 2 years, likely due to cell phone use—texting, calling, posting, etc.—writes op-ed columnist David Leonhardt. He argues that while technology has exacerbated an already urgent problem, it could also help limit the…

Spittoons, smartphones and the Chevrolet Corvair… The Atlantic’s CityLab blog latched onto the unique subgroup of GHN’s 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health in a post yesterday.