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The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.

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.

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.

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2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

Drawing the Intricate Details of City Life By Hand

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

9 Technologies for Building the 'Road of the Future'

Cities around the world are reinventing the highway with things like de-icing pavements, color-changing paint and wind-powered street lights.

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A Brief History of the Barnes Dance

Cities have largely given up on pedestrian scrambles — but some are bringing them back.

The Nastiest Cyclist vs. Driver Videos of 2012

The Battle of the Commute rages on, as this painful-to-watch footage shows.

Humongous Swollen Duckling Paddles Down the Thames

From what hellish port of call did this monstrous waterfowl come?

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The Case for Simplified Coffee Shop Ordering

Forget "venti cafe latte." One London store would rather you ask for a "cup of really really milky coffee."

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The Greening of America's Taxis

With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.

Feargus O'Sullivan

London's 'Make-Do-and-Mend' Transit Revolution

The city is redrawing its transit map without an expensive overhaul. Instead, it stitched together old, underexploited track.

Herbert Mason

An Interactive Map of the Blitz: Where and When the Bombs Fell on London

The extent of the campaign is shocking.

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A Startling Number of Americans Use Social Media in the Toilet

Also in this Toilet Tuesday: researchers discover that men experience more "stress" than women when using public bathrooms.

High-Speed Video of the Day: Dozens of Jets Landing at Heathrow

Pretty efficient, contrary to popular opinion.

Would You Ride a Bike That Sounded Like a Trotting Horse?

It's a Monty Python gag, of course.

Is the Air Inside Public Bathrooms Rife With Infectious Particles?

 A review of the research indicates that could be the nasty truth, and other toilet tidbits.

Regan Appleton

Turn Your Beloved Old Bike Into Taxidermy

In a world that deems it fit to stuff and preserve dead pets, this isn't that bizarre.