Environmentalists have kicked off a campaign called "Straw Wars" to rid London's Soho district of drinking straws.
At best, noise is distracting. But the distraction can have significant consequences.
Researchers identify a method to reuse heat from steel factories to warm homes.
As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.
A London company matches flexible tenants with landlords who would otherwise be sitting on empty buildings.
More and more, shipping containers are being used to create big, inter-connected work spaces and homes.
The Games have provided an unprecedented opportunity, not always welcome, for companies to attach their names to parts of the city.
If sign-less intersections reduce collisions, they almost certainly also consume less energy.
Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.
The Olympics promised a fresh start for deprived East London. But they may end up forcing the poor out.
Pop-up spaces are having a permanent impact on the way we build.
This time-lapse video chronicles painted cranes as they "build" a city from the ground up, with real-life objects blending into two dimensions and vice versa.
Also, a girl can't wear the Confederate flag to prom in Tennessee; the British can't even support their own Olympics; Yertle the Turtle is banned in Canada.
After a career spent designing album covers, Peter Saville talks about his unique role in crafting his hometown's identity.
The city is trying to showcase its quirky side. Instead, its Olympic symbols have become a laughing stock.
The race to be mayor of London has devolved into personalities, but serious economic and social issue confront the city and its next mayor.
Also outlawed around the world: "gay cure" ads in London, discrimination on the basis of sexuality in Indiana, South Carolina yarn bombing.
Organizers of the London games have taken unprecedented measures to stop "lone wolves" from wreaking havoc. But that hasn't stopped them from making them a central part of this summer's festivities.
The U.K.'s first "lickable lift" raises horrific questions about what kind of flavors will be gracing the walls.