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A Practical Guide to 4th of July Fireworks Etiquette

Don't, for example, ingest fireworks. Do dive on top of blasters aimed straight for the crowds.

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9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

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Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.

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Weirdest Idea to Save Detroit Yet: Zombies

"People just want to live for a day in a zombie apocalypse," explains Mark Siwak, the braaaaains behind Z World Detroit.

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Meet Seattle's 'Baby London Eye'

The city's newest attraction hopes to lure tourists to its waterfront despite a massive construction project nearby.

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Cockfighting in Cuba

One of Havana's most popular past times.

Simon Devitt

How to Turn a Busy Street Corner Into a Pop-Up Cinema

In Auckland, New Zealand, a micro-theater is grafted onto an existing stoop, transforming stairs into seats.

Matthew Benson

Debating the Local Food Movement

A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.

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Preservation Fight of the Day: Islamists Attack Ancient Mosques in Timbuktu

The Ansar Dine have seized the city and hope to "destroy every mausoleum in the city — all of them, without exception."

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Christopher Green

More Renderings of That Skin-Crawling Insect Office Tower

It's even creepier than you might've thought.

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Don't Hide Cell Phone Antennas, Embrace Them

They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.

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The Science of Staring

New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.

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How the Garbage Pickers of Athens Predicted the Greek Economic Crisis

A new documentary sheds light on the Greek city's most vulnerable residents.

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A BBQ Grill Designed to Unify Estranged Neighbors

The "Buurbecue" acts as the food-grade grease that gets friendly chitchat rolling.

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For Sale (on eBay!): A Tuscan Village

Three million dollars will get you 25 cottages and nearly 20 acres of land.

Nate Berg

The Community Television

Seeing a public amenity in a street-facing TV in Ann Arbor.

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Pop-Up Pools for Cairo's Slums

A trick for keeping residents of sweaty cities cool.

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In Barcelona, a 69-Foot Vertical Park

The balconies in the apartment have planters, built-in benches, and even fountains.

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Is Your City Making You Single?

Why where we live determines how we date.