London

Play This London Fountain Like the Classic Video Game 'Snake'

Or just use it to chase children around—your choice.

Fietsberaad / Flickr

6 Places Where Cars, Bikes, and Pedestrians All Share the Road As Equals

The woonerf, or "shared street," has made its way into U.S. cities.

Skipping Rocks Lab

This Futuristic Water Bottle Is an Edible, Gelatinous Blob

The Ooho! orbs are meant to reduce carbon emissions and plastics pollution.

First West of England

The U.K.'s 'Poo Bus' Is Becoming a Crappy Reality

The biomethane vehicle will soon run on the (ahem) "Service 2" route.

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The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

Solarbox

London Is Turning Old Phone Booths Into Free Cell Phone Charging Stations

The retrofitted payphones give no-strings-attached power through public advertising.

Sima Weibo

London's Male Commuters Have Caught China's Fancy

Photos of attractive riders featured on a British site are trending in Guangzhou and Shanghai.

m.obstr

Why Are Londoners Texting with an Inanimate Signpost?

Some are even asking the (surprisingly jerkish) signpost for a date.

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London's Public Art Is Becoming Increasingly Surreal

A car rides an asphalt wave in the city's newest structure.

Zupagrafika

Build Your Own Brutalist Playground in Paper Cut-Outs

A London-inspired set piece for the concrete apologist.

Nuart/Jordan Seilers

Here Are the Tools to Hack into Your City's Public Advertising

But you probably shouldn't do that, says the artist making them.

Reuters/Luke MacGregor

London's Population Is Bigger Than Ever—And 44 Percent Are Ethnic Minorities

The growth of minorities could have a major impact on politics.

Foggo Associates

London Will Indeed Build a Skyscraper Shaped Like a 'Can of Ham'

A tower reminiscent of potted meat will complement the city's other food-shaped buildings.

Dylan Passmore / Flickr

Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants

The new finding fits with a host of evidence linking urban greenery to mental health.

Reuter/Stephen Hird

London's Main Airports Are Busier Than Ever

Are they becoming victims of their own success?

Robin McConnell/Flickr

Should We All Be Eating Reindeer Meat?

A British supermarket is under fire for selling reindeer steaks. Is this "sick novelty for profit," or an eco-smart protein option?

Google

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

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

NASA

Is the Sun Causing Spikes in Lightning?

Scientists say the star's magnetic field may be ratcheting up strikes by 50 percent.

Freedom/YouTube

Sorry Photo Drones, These Real Bird's-Eye City Views Rule Way Harder

To mark the 50th anniversary of the "Red List" of endangered species, a white-tailed eagle with a GoPro captured swooping views of London.