A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.
Also, a Rhode Island community comes out against the "threat" of LED lighting and Bhutan outlaws cars from the road on Tuesdays.
Your weekly roundup of the world's classiest toilet news.
Police typically identify gang territories by tracking crime, graffiti and other clues. But a simple ecological equation might do the job even better.
Also, Mumbai silences "laughing yoga" practitioners and Seattle prohibits a cancer survivor from swimming topless.
Also banned recently: Porch sofas in Durham, North Carolina; public profanity near Boston; a British man who drinks mouthwash.
Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.
Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.
Step aside, copper thieves. There's a new weirdly brazen criminal in town.
Also, the first protester is banned from the London Olympics; shameful Japanese bureaucrats can't drink alcohol for a month; a California city outlaws charity.
Believe it or not, a new study of canopy coverage in Baltimore suggests maybe they can.
Also, L.A. outlaws plastic bags; Lady Gaga ponders violent threats in Jakarta; and much more.
The NATO Summit wraps up, and Chicago returns to normal.
Salem has had it up to here with inept jazz musicians. Also outlawed recently: noisy electronica in Santa Cruz, payday lenders in Iowa and the entire vice squad of Salt Lake City.
Despite pockets of crime, critics say the cameras are taking police power too far.
Environmentalists have kicked off a campaign called "Straw Wars" to rid London's Soho district of drinking straws.
Depending on where you live, you might see hockey nuts chucking fish, octopi, beef, or sex toys.
The country is struggling to stem the spread of the drug in its urban slums.
Can cities make it just as easy for citizens to engage in the physical world as the digital one?