Feeling Tired? Take This Giant Slide to Class

A university in Munich installed two four-story slides in their student center.

A Bacon Bacchanalia, Coming to a City Near You

The annual Baconfest Chicago has taken off, and others may soon follow suit.


Protest of the Day: Italian Museum Is Burning All Its Art

The Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples has decided to protest the government's austerity measures... with FIRE.


Barcelona Without Its Bulls

Is one of Spain's most famous traditions fading away?


A National Mall People Actually Want To Visit

Right now, the National Mall resembles nothing so much as an empty high school football field. But it could be much, much better.


How to Green Southern Cities Built in the Age of Cars and Air Conditioning

U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.


The Olympics and the U.K.'s Complicated Relationship With Its Rule Breakers

Organizers of the London games have taken unprecedented measures to stop "lone wolves" from wreaking havoc. But that hasn't stopped them from making them a central part of this summer's festivities.

McVitie's Intl.

Flavors We Do Not Want to See in Lickable London Elevators: Jellied Eel, Blood Pudding...

The U.K.'s first "lickable lift" raises horrific questions about what kind of flavors will be gracing the walls.

Courtesy: The Gardeners' Share

What I Learned About Community By Working with Community Gardens

Just outside Washington, D.C., our small nonprofit collects extra food to help hungry neighbors.


Occupy Wall Street Gears Up for Round Two

Banned from a park, New York Occupiers take to camping on the sidewalks.


A Biking Crash-Test Dummy Could Make Us Smarter About Cycling

We're getting closer to understanding exactly what happens to our bodies when our bikes crash.


Three Paths to Large-Scale Urban Regeneration

Paris, San Francisco, and Guangzhou have very different approaches to realizing big plans.


Judgmental Map of the Day: 7 Deadly Sins Across America

Geographers figured out which U.S. counties are the most greedy, gluttonous and slothful.


Is Bad Urban Design Making Us Lonely?

Social interaction can be encouraged by our built environment. But it isn't always.


A Bookshelf for That Ridiculously Shaped Space in Your Apartment

A flexible bookshelf that expands with your literary collection.


Just a Fraction More White Roofs Could Have a Huge Global Impact

Small improvements in roof and road reflectivity are estimated to help create big reductions in carbon emissions.

Robert Banat/Tom Fruin

In New York, a 50-Foot-Tall Sign Made From Other, Salvaged Signs

Artist Tom Fruin, who works with materials like crushed beer cans and drug bags, created this recycled wonder for a new hotel in Williamsburg.

Aedifica Architects

2012's Most Interesting Buildings So Far

Under-the-radar but exciting new buildings.

Sue Anne Tay

The Elegant History of Shanghai's Rundown Communal Villas

Over the last century, old English villas became de facto apartment buildings, with pasts full of secrets and stories.