Helsinki

Let's Give the World Clean Energy With Cow Vests

The "Cowolt" would use cattle's body heat to charge phones and lamps.

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

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

Reconstructing the landscapes in amazing, large-scale detail.

In Finland, the Indoor Shopping Mall Still Reigns Supreme

They're not merely a suburban phenomenon, but also dominate the retail landscape inside the nation's cities.

Instead of Plowing Snow, What If We Shaped It Into Fun Climbing Mountains or Dunes?

Two designers have an inventive idea for how cities could transform snow removal.

After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.

Finland's Demographics, Translated Into High Cuisine

Immigration-rate lasagna, suicide soup and a "criminally stacked Russian salad": a look at the bizarre menu of Helsinki's Open Data Cooking Workshop.

Restaurant Located Deep in a Finnish Mine Is Totally Booked (Of Course)

Diners at this "pop-down" kitchen near Helsinki can nosh on "friction-smoked whitefish" more than 260 feet underground.

How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain, Part 2

The less city you can see through the trees, the better for your brain, new research suggests.

Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs

Even the most mundane pieces of infrastructure don't have to be boring.