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2 Artists Are Living 24/7 in a Giant, Furnished Hamster Wheel

Radically redefining cramped quarters.

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Don't Get Rid of the Folk Art Museum, Move It

Could the beloved building, slated to be torn down, have a second life somewhere else?

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San Francisco Ponders Rainbow-Colored Crosswalks

The Castro neighborhood is about to get a lot more festive.

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Walmart Designed a Fuel-Efficient Truck That Actually Looks Pretty Cool

It's 20 percent more aerodynamic and 4,000 pounds lighter than the current options.

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Are Stonehenge's Boulders Actually Big Bells?

Some of the structure's 'bluestones' ring when struck with a hammer.

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The Grocery Store, Reimagined as a Chanel Runway

Don't even think about wearing a hoodie and pajamas to the fashion-themed "épicerie."

The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Virtual City

This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.

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The Toilet of the Future Folds Up Like a Cute Snail

The low-flow fixture curls into itself like a frightened gastropod.

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Watch Your Name Grow and Shrink in Popularity Across the U.S.

Tracking the spread of 29,000 baby names over the past century.

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Planes, Delivered By Trains

Watching Boeing 737s pass via rail is part of daily life in Renton, Washington.

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This Clever New Street Art Gently Mocks Social Media Addicts

This is how you feel when nobody likes your selfie.

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A Pre-Revolution Hotel Comes Back to Life in Havana

A famous mob hangout in the '50s gets a government-sanctioned renovation for the sake of tourism.

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A Futuristic Approach to Adding Solar Power to Public Space

In the form of a giant, glowing cube.

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London's Architectural Icons, Transported to the Cliffs of Portugal

These blended photographs show us what a crazy building boom along the sleepy, southwest corner of Europe might look like.

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Visit a Crumbling, Soviet-Era Floating 'Oil City'

Despite broken bridges and submerged apartments, the Neft Dashlari oil platform remains inhabited to this day.

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The Soviet Monument Bulgarians Keep Using as a Canvas For Political Art

The most recent act, a nod to anti-government protesters in Kiev, has drawn the ire of Russian officials. Again.

Intricate Dioramas of Some of the World's Most Famous Skylines

Reconstructing the landscapes in amazing, large-scale detail.

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Belgium's Africa Museum Tries to Shed Its Colonial Past

With a $90 million renovation, officials hope to add fresh context to the century-old museum.

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How to Make Crosswalks Artistically Delightful

Paint them with fish, skeletons, and optical illusions, as is the M.O. of urban trickster Roadsworth.