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On This Day in 1910, New York's Monorail Suffered a Grievous Wreck

A sad tale of extremely poor transportation planning.

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The U.S. Now Has More Than 3,000 Breweries

The last time this happened was in the 1870s.

NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life

Follow a Real New York Taxi's Daily Slog

Thirty days, 30 random cabbie journeys based on actual location data.

A Brief History of Houses Built Out of Spite

One way to get back at the neighbors? Block their light and views.

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Pensacola, Florida, Wins for 2014's Most Frightening Cloud

Is it safe to come out from under the bed now?

NASA

Where to View This Weekend's East Coast Rocket Launch

On Sunday, set your sights east to catch the fiery ascent of a resupply for the International Space Station.

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Climate Change Could Cause More Kidney Stones

Doctors say that hotter weather is linked with everybody's favorite cause of blood in the urine, and that kids could be most affected.

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Meet the Jersey Shore's Giant Algal Blob

The massive bloom floating in the Atlantic seemingly exploded out of nowhere.

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Surrealism Comes to Milan with Garbage-Bag Balloons

It's an experiment that might not immediately catch on in the fashion-conscious city.

Chirps

Liven Up Your Next Party with Cricket Chips

Well, it really depends on how your friends feel about eating bugs.

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The First Super Typhoon of 2014 Is a True Monster

All eyes in Japan are on Super Typhoon Neoguri, a tremendous storm set to create 40-foot-tall waves.

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Smartphone Junkies Report Higher Job Satisfaction

That's because distracting the brain with Candy Crush and Facebook "improves employee well-being," according to one researcher.

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Whale Poop Might Help Fight Climate Change

Biologists say the majestic swimmers' "pump" mechanism filters the oceans of carbon.

Parco City

For the Traveling Foodie, Here Is Sushi Luggage

Please note that these nigiri-themed suitcases are not edible.

Henning Rogge

The Haunting Beauty of Germany's WWII Bomb Craters

A New York art exhibit explores the scars war left on the landscape.

Tomomi Sayuda

The Saddest-Ever Fireworks Display for Your Office Cube

An amusing invention with a dark origin story. 

Estel Alcaraz

These Galoshes Fold Up to Fit in a Bag

"Sardines" collapse down to just a fifth their full size.

Street Art News

This Perspective-Skewing Public Artwork Encompasses 99 Buildings

To put it all together, you'll have to trek to a vantage point on top of a Belgian hotel.

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Ocean Acidification Could Be Creating Friendless Fish

As CO2 levels rise, coral-reef fish seem to lose the ability to recognize each other.