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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.

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Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants

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

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London's Main Airports Are Busier Than Ever

Are they becoming victims of their own success?

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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?

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The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

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

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Is the Sun Causing Spikes in Lightning?

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

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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.

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Why London Renters Often Have Fewer Rights Than Those in Other Expensive Cities

Margaret Thatcher's legacy can still be felt in today's "revenge evictions" controversy.

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Cleaning Up Urban Waterways With Manmade Islands

The brains behind Scotland's Biomatrix Water use flotillas of plants to filter polluted water and soften concrete riverbanks.

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Why There Will Always Be Room on the Road for Skilled Taxi Drivers

GPS and e-hailing apps like Uber don't have mean the end of professional cabbies.

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Car Emissions vs. Car Crashes: Which One's Deadlier?

The answer actually surprised us.

A Wonderfully Crass Look at the Party People of London's Shoreditch 'Hood

Street photographer Dougie Wallace delves into the "total f------ chaos" of the popular British nightlife spot.

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London Is Showing How Cities Should Treat Dirty Cars in the 21st Century

The city wants to charge the most polluting cars £12.50 to enter the city center, on top of an existing fee.

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London's Newest Building Seems to Be Floating Away

This architectural magic trick would make David Copperfield proud.

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London Gets Flooded With Eerie, Disembodied Chickens

No, there's not a serial killer targeting poultry.

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Why Mothers Have Occupied a London Public Housing Complex

Focus E15 Mothers is fighting displacement of the poor in East London.  

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A Universal Lesson in Breaking the Habit of Car Commuting

How one U.K. company got its employees to stop driving to work.

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The Most Important Transportation Innovation of the Decade Is the Smartphone

So why don't cities and transit agencies take more advantage of it?

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Why London's National Gallery Has Surrendered to Selfies

The august institution hopes visitors will contemplate its world-class art collection, but realizes many people would rather just take photos of themselves in front of it.