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Nerdy Infographic of the Day: Which Cities Are Most Popular With the Literati?

See how world cities stack up to each other -- in terms of the amount of books written about them.

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Fun Fact of the Day: 3:05 p.m. Is Miami's Official Coffee Break

It's a celebration of cafecito, Cuban culture, and the city's area code.

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What Happens When a Woman Has to Give Birth on a Subway Platform?

In Washington, D.C., this morning, Metro passengers found out.

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Planning a Trip Around the World on a Rickshaw Is Exactly as Hard as It Sounds

What do you do, for instance, when you can't get a visa to pedal through Pakistan?

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Dinner Party of the Day: Avoid Tourist Traps, 'EatWith' Locals

A start-up has recruited hundreds of dinner party hosts across Europe and South America. It's coming to New York -- will it succeed?

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Bizarre Vandalism Incident of the Day: D.C.'s Green Paint Bandit Strikes Again

Splatters were found in the National Cathedral and on the Joseph Henry Statue today, and a suspect has been arrested.

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Tourism Invention of the Day: A Rotating Camera Stand With a Slot for Your Smartphone

On this Japanese island, you no longer have to ask strangers to take your group photos.

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Mini-History Lesson of the Day: The Story of New York City's Street Photographers

The Everybody Street trailer captures the "visceral rush" of shooting from the perspective of the medium's masters.

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The Real Genius of Bloomberg's Plan to Convince You to Take the Stairs

This is nothing like banning soda.

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Public Space Improvement of the Day: Free WiFi for San Francisco's Parks

Google is donating $600,000 to the city, moving it one step closer to free internet for all.

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Hypnotizing Time-Lapse of the Day: A Kaleidoscope of Cities

Mirror City mashes up views of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

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Drunk-Driving Deterrent of the Day: Nightclub Urine Analysis

A Singapore nightclub developed a high-tech method of preventing drunk driving, and apparently it works.

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Mesmerizing Animation of the Day: The Rise and Fall of a Paper City

As this video shows, an urban space is beautiful, complex, and fragile.

Read the City of Detroit's Full Bankruptcy Filing

The city filed for Chapter 9 protection Thursday, the largest U.S. municipality ever to do so.

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Go Ahead, Try Drawing an Outline of the Midwest on a Map

No one quite agrees on what counts as America's "Midwest," but its pattern of urbanization is one of a kind. 

Apocalyptic GIF Art of the Day: San Francisco Under 25 Feet of Water

What the West Coast would look like submerged under rising seas.

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Chicago Police Got New Twitter Accounts. Will It Make a Difference?

A few social media norms the department should be prepared to address.

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Photography Tool of the Day: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball

This tennis-sized ball can take cool pictures and help save lives.    

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Vaguely Creepy Interactive Maps of the Day: Spying on Europe's Smart Cities

What would you do if you had access to all available centralized data?