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Don't Say 'Cyclists,' Say 'People on Bikes'

A group of Seattle-based safer streets advocates say they've been able to foster a much more civil debate by changing up the language they use.

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Cairo's Brutal Sandstorm

The city is under a thick film of sand.

Fugees Family

The School for Young Refugees

In Clarkston, a small suburb of Atlanta, refugee kids settle into their new home at the Fugees Academy.

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Is It Pronounced Bang'er' or Bang'or'?

Get it right so you don't tick off the locals.

Martin Prosperity Institute

Where There Are More Single Men Than Women

Almost everywhere, actually—at least up until a certain age.

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An Artist Covers a Street with Giant Cockroaches

These insectoid hulks belong in a zoo.

Hey Paul Studios

Please Let China's New Fare Card Be a Slap Bracelet

Here's hoping the 1990s are back!

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Seattle's Fight Against Sprawl, 20 Years On

The city's urban villages strategy is working—in some parts more than others.

Mark Byrnes/CityLab

Newark's Vacant Lot Sale Is for Lovers

Show her how much you care by purchasing an empty plot of land, on which you are required to build and reside as a couple.

İyi Ofis

Why DIY Public Spaces Are Starting to Take Off in Turkey

"We felt a real hunger in Istanbul for projects that are bottom-up."

NASA

Watch the Rising Sun Meet the Northern Lights in This NASA Video

This clip is only 15 seconds long, but it is incredible.

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Catastrophic Flooding Is Getting Worse and We're Woefully Unprepared

New research shows flooding in the Midwest has become more frequent over the last 50 years.

SFMTA

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a given time window.

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Rome's Prostitution Zone Controversy Can Be Traced Back to Bad City Planning Decisions

EUR was once one of Rome's more exclusive areas. It wasn't sex workers who caused its recent problems.

Gensler

Taking Cyclists Off Roads Is No Way to Improve Transit

London's obsession with flashy "magpie infrastructure" solutions is short-sighted.

Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

A Better Way to Help the Long-Term Unemployed

One successful program pays for an intensive training class, subsidizes wages for the jobless, and has an 80 percent placement rate. Can it be scaled?

Goetz Schrader

These High-End Apartments Wrap Around the Base of Wind Turbines

Plus: supporting green tech. Minus: living in a lightning magnet.

Radar Spots Massive Swarms of Bats Over Texas

The warm weather has activated the state's legendary hordes.

Hathi Trust

'Stinking Shrimps!' and Other 19th-Century Urban Sales Pitches

Hear the "cries" from Victorian-era cities—rendered in booklets that captured the world of street vendors through illustrations and rhyme.