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This 12-Year-Old Parkour Athlete Will Amaze, Scare the Crap Out of You

Robbie Griffith is starting to get noticed in the urban sport, and it's easy to see why.

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Feargus O'Sullivan

What Makes London Such a Ghostly City

In England, Christmas Eve is the time to tell ghost stories. A reflection on some of the city's spookiest nooks and crannies.

Maps
Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A Search for America's Merriest Cities (Inspired By Dr. Seuss)

Introducing the Grinch Conversion Index. Where in the United States is Whoville?

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Mega-Art of the Day: A Face the Size of 2 Football Fields

Art for airplane travelers.

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13 Eye-Catching Houses of Worship

Contemporary churches, temples and mosques that caught our attention.

Reuters

Austin Celebrates the End of the World in Style

The "end of the world soiree" featured hedonism, science, and a little bit of salvation.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

These Bikes Are Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday

Cycles decked out in everything from Christmas lights to greenery.

The Miami Bike Scene

Bicycle Advocates of the Day: The Miami Heat

They wear their helmets and everything!

Reuters

Are You Ready for the End of Days?

Across the world, people are preparing by hoarding food, climbing mountains, and partying.

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2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

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Jon Cotner

Holiday Wishes From the Streets of New York

25 strangers share their hopes for the season.

Maps

Drawing the Intricate Details of City Life By Hand

Illustrator Jenni Sparks discusses her lively, unique renderings of New York and London.

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Anthony Sherin

Urban Artifact of the Day: A Street Corner Piano

Go ahead, play a few notes.

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A Spongy Portable Cave Perfect for Cuddling

The perfect place to escape from the everyday.

Deutsche + Guggenheim

The Inescapable Patterns of Garbage

Artist Gabriel Orozco has applied a fresh logic to trash-as-art.

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Too Portland For Portland: Local Man Offers to Eat, Excrete Gourmet Coffee Beans for His Neighbors

Please don't let "Human Kopi Luwak" become a thing.

In Paris, a Wall of 'I Love You's'

Two artists cover a Montmartre wall with more than 200 expressions of adoration.

Videos

Inside the Incredible Secret Mission to Climb Europe's Tallest Building

Russian adventurers dressed like construction workers to reach the ice-covered pinnacle of Mercury City, which is taller than London's Shard.