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Jillian Tackaberry

A Fashionable Waterproof Cycling Shoe

An elegantly convenient solution to soggy commutes. 

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London's Century-Old Idea to Address Its Affordable Housing Crisis

The Garden City is back.

Reuters

A Tour of the Eerie Villages France Never Rebuilt After WWI

After the Battle of Verdun left hundreds of thousands dead, the towns-turned-battlefields sat empty out of respect.

Associated Press

What Applying to Charter Schools Showed Me About Inequality

Charters are not a comprehensive solution to public education's problems.

Florence's New Logo: Crowdsourced Design That's Bad for Design

The Italian city held an open contest to rebrand itself—with mediocre results.

AP

According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center

A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.

Reuters

Crimea Is Causing a Minor Crisis for Cartographers

How should maps refer to disputed territories?

AP

The Plan That Could Finally Free New York City From Traffic Congestion

Can a new effort to price out road use set a path for U.S. cities to follow?

Reuters

North Dakota Wants to Help You Find 'the Good Life'

The state is launching a brand-new ad blitz to lure qualified workers.

Associated Press

Happy Spring! Here's Your Depressing Non-Spring Forecast

Frigid parts of the U.S. are warming up for a couple days, but don't get comfortable yet.

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Mysterious Found Footage Offers a Rare Glimpse of 1940s Chicago

One man's stellar garage sale find gives us a peek into the past.

Peter Dunn

Visualizing the Bay Area's Transit Systems by Commute Time

A time-scale transit map shows how long it takes to get around on Muni, BART, and the Caltrain.

NASA

Tonight, a Star Will Disappear Over New York City

It's the first time in known history that something like this could be viewed by so many people.

Associated Press

How the Police Describe the Rob Ford Crack Video

The Toronto mayor's never-ending saga.

ITVDetroit

Documenting Detroit by Drone

A local is finding ways to make money with his drones. Now he wants them to save lives too.

Quirky

This Summer's Most Coveted New Gadget May Be an Air Conditioner

Aros will keep track of how much electricity costs in your area, and will help you budget your use accordingly.

@mpsinthesky

Some of the Most Beautiful Photos of London Come From Flying Policemen

Breathtaking shots, captured in the line of duty.

Reuters

A Map of God's Countries

The places where people think faith is necessary to be a good person.

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How New York Is Building an Entire Neighborhood on Top of a Rail Yard

Hudson Yards, a 26-acre space with 17 million square feet of buildings, will be suspended over 30 active train tracks.