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Why Tehran Shut Down Its Coffee Shops

Police shuttered 87 establishments this weekend. Perhaps gatherings of caffeinated, web-savvy young people make the government nervous?

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Daniela Kleint

This Is Probably the Tiniest House Ever Built

An architect designs a one square meter home that you can sit, stand, even sleep in.

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Andrew Spitz

Can You Say Kvæsthusgade?

A light and sound installation helps foreigners pronounce crazy Danish street names.

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A Peek Inside America's Museum

Some intriguing scenes from the world's largest museum and research complex.

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Batman and Gotham: A Deeply Dysfunctional Love Story

Why the Dark Knight's relationship to his city is unlike that of any other superhero.

Matthew Andrews

British Coastline Gets Set to Glow

Hundreds of "peace tents" will be illuminated to commemorate the ancient Olympic Truce.

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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's an Old Communist Bunker?

Tour a secret cave that once housed Chinese military leader Lin Biao.

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Florian Riviere

Turning Dublin Into One Big Gymnasium

A street artist has laid impossible-to-complete track and swim lanes all throughout the city.

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The Latest Pictures of London's Race to the Olympics

With only 10 days until the Opening Ceremonies, images from all over the city as it the Games draw ever closer.

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The Barefoot Run Through Kathmandu

During the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage, the faithful chant the name of Lord Shiva while running some 9 miles.

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A Drone's-Eye View of Detroit

A video camera and an unmanned aerial vehicle offer a unique tour of the city.

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A Ghost City in Angola, Built by the Chinese

Hundreds of apartment buildings, schools and retail units sit empty, priced out of reach for most Angolans.

Martha Cooper

How Street Art Is Changing a Miami Neighborhood

Is Wynwood a place where Miami’s creative minds come to hang out and work or "where art goes to die"?

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In Praise of Smaller Cities

Growing up, I couldn't wait to get out of Ann Arbor. But years of big city living has given me new appreciation for my hometown.

Language of the Day: Turkish Bird Tweets

Villagers whistle long, elaborate songs to pass on information long-distance.

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The Least Popular Ideas in Sustainability

Use dog poop for fuel! Have a sustainable rap contest!

Nieuwe Heren

High-Tech Outerwear Designed to Fight Air Pollution

Behold, the ultimate in green fashion: a jacket that identifies and cleanses foul air.

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The Radical Rise of Asian Soul Food

City streets are bursting with a gutsy, high-low mash up of street food and haute cuisine, old country flavors and new-fangled cooking techniques.

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How China Sleeps

Pictures of sleeping in strange places.