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The Surprising Second Life of a Show Only Insomniacs Watched in 1980s Toronto

Perhaps you, too, remember Night Moves?

Life Along Route 1 in the 1940s

What one photographer discovered documenting life between the Nation's Capital and the Mason Dixon Line.

Meet New York City's Unofficial Curator of Lost Stuff

Yoonjin Lee makes abandoned gloves and lip balm look like they're crying out for help.

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Fascinating Art Inspired by the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

Never has deadly marine debris looked so beautiful.

Inside Wisconsin's Glorious Ice Caves

For the first time in five years, people can access this amazing wintertime phenomenon.

What We Mean When We Say Hello

The curious geography of American greetings.

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Our Indispensable Guide for Cooling Your Overheated Apartment

Is your unit sweltering, even on the coldest days? We can help.

Valentines for Urban Planning Nerds

An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart.

Watch This Man Snowboard Through New York City

The wildest morning commute.

What If We Covered the Burj Khalifa in a Big Condom?

A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.

Very Adorable Pictures of Kids Reading to Homeless Cats

Your heart will melt.

Videos

Daredevil Russians Climb the World's Second-Tallest Skyscraper

And then because that wasn't enough, walk on a crane more than 2,000 feet above the pavement.

An Electric Car Designed Especially for People in Wheelchairs

It goes up to 25 miles per hour.

Now You Can Experience the Nasty Stench of Cities Throughout History

Sniffing around a new Bay Area exhibit devoted to the smells of places from the modern day to the Middle Ages.

An Energy-Efficient House Could Be Built From the Bay Bridge's Scraps

One man's unusual proposal to recycle some of the 58,209 tons of bridge steel currently being dismantled.

The Importance of a Giant Doughnut

Why Long Beach rallied to preserve a roadside icon.

A City Where the Streets Now Have Names

Ghana is on a national quest to name its city streets, a move that will improve way-finding and generate tax revenue.

The 'Rocky' of Bridges Is Still Knocking Out Trucks

North Carolina's worst-designed underpass shows no signs of ending its automotive carnage.

Sochi Is Scrambling 'Volunteers' to Fill Empty Seats

Attendance has been spotty at the Winter Olympics, and even historically popular events have seen underwhelming turnouts.