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Sarah Goodyear

Dispatches From Saturday's 'We Will Not Go Back' March in NYC

 At a peaceful protest in memory of Eric Garner and against police brutality, anger and hope rise up.

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A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis' Future

The Pruitt-Igoe projects were razed in 1972, but their influence on Ferguson's social and financial divides echo today as redevelopment is planned. 

Theodore Allen

How to Track Climate Change? Digitize a Century's Worth of Moldy Old Records

Scientists are embarking on data rescue missions all over the world to find and save old climate information. 

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Where More Americans Die at the Hands of Police

Missouri looks like it's in the middle of the pack. But we desperately need better data. 

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Overall, Americans in the Suburbs Are Still the Happiest

The first results of our State of the City Poll. 

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The Idea Behind India's 'Rice Bucket Challenge'

Needs are different and water is too scarce to dump over your head—so the pay-it-forward donation trend gets a twist in India. 

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How Ferguson Can Recover

Advice for a town torn asunder from mayors who have been there.

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The Effects of Chicago's Violence on Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Watch Six Months of Fracking Fires Blaze Across the Country

Massive fires light up the sky in U.S. states at the center of a fracking boom.

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There Are Echoes of Ferguson in Detroit

A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers. 

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How to Not Know There Are 50,000 Bees Living in Your Ceiling

Lessons from one New York woman's inadvertent foray into urban beekeeping. 

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Why Are There So Many Sinkholes in Florida?

As pieces of the Sunshine State collapse in on themselves, new technology offers hope for early warning.

Lufa Farms

Can We Do Full-Scale Farming Inside City Centers?

An urban farm in Montreal is scaling the industry "with more software than farmers."

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41 Percent of American Workers Let Paid Vacation Days Go to Waste

Maybe because senior managers say they view employees who take vacation days as “less dedicated.”

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10 Insane Things the Pentagon Gave to Local Law Enforcement

The DoD has distributed everything from "extreme cold weather drawers" to San Diego police to grenade launchers to cops in a small Iowa county.  

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Drought Is Causing the Western U.S. to Rise Like an Uncoiling Spring

The massive loss of groundwater has caused a tectonic uplift of more than half an inch in some areas.

James Kingston

Dangling From Extremely Tall Structures as Urban Sport

Watch daredevil and frequent arrestee James Kingston hang by one hand from a giant Indian crane just because he can.

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Remote-Controlled Moths Are Coming ... to the Rescue?

Scientists can now control the movement of "biobot" moths—and the applications could go far beyond saving your sweaters.  

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Every City Needs Hong Kong's Brilliant Baggage-Check System

In-town baggage service eliminates the hassle of hauling luggage to the airport or around the city.