London's Public Art Is Becoming Increasingly Surreal

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


Build Your Own Brutalist Playground in Paper Cut-Outs

A London-inspired set piece for the concrete apologist.

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

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

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

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

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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?


The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

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


Is the Sun Causing Spikes in Lightning?

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


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.