Also, New York updates its list of offensive license plates, and one rebellious bureaucrat thwarts Pennsylvania's anti-gay-marriage laws.
Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."
Imagine the amount of water pouring out the mouth of the Mississippi River, times 15. That's what these things move through the air over time.
As revealed by a billion dots of color.
Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.
The occasionally precious, often bizarre knick-knacks now for sale in London to celebrate the birth of an heir.
London's bicycle advocates say they're fed up with a city government that promotes cycling but isn't serious about safe bike infrastructure.
Aaron Dunkerton wants to aid Britain's threatened sparrows by sheltering them in the fabric of urban architecture.
Telling encoded stories of politics, natural disasters and social movements.
Don't get too excited — this prototype technically won't let you sail above your morning commute.
According to a survey of 200 experts.
What would you do if you had access to all available centralized data?
Watch out, Google.
James "Tigermonkey" Isaacs was having a rough year. Then he started thumb wrestling.
OK, who dropped acid into England's water supply?
European rail travel is often more expensive and harder to book than cheap, no-frills plane tickets. But that's about to change.
North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.
London's waterfront has never quite managed the elegance of the Seine, but that's about to change, with the help of a little inspiration from New York.
The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.