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It Will Be Hard to Beat China's Latest Food Contamination Scandal

A slaughterhouse injects meat with water from dirty ponds.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

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Europe's Most Congested City Contemplates Going Car-Free

A new mayor in Brussels wants to turn a central axis into a pedestrian-only zone.

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A Tie That Can Help You Navigate the Subway

Sneak a peak and you'll never get lost again.

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Could Legal Marijuana Help Curb Prescription Pill Abuse?

The other substitution effect is worth some study. 

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A Higher Minimum Wage Could Lift Millions Out of Poverty

With rippling effects on inequality.

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Taiwan and D.C. Compete for the Most Adorable Baby Panda of the Day

The world's cutest face-off.

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How Global Warming Can Make Cold Snaps Even Worse

What to tell your skeptic friends.

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A Buffalo Artist Accidentally Tricked Locals Into Thinking They'd Uncovered a Past Relic

He transformed an abandoned department store's display windows into old-timey ads.

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Bus Spotting: Like Trainspotting, But Weirder

The quirky allure of photographing mass transport in the urban wild.

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How a Pothole Repair Crew Helped Land a Plane on a Bronx Highway

Quick thinking repairmen blocked traffic when they noticed a small aircraft in distress.

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Have We Reached Peak Road?

Paved mileage seems to have leveled off between 2008 and 2011.

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Where Americans Get Enough Exercise

Whether you're physically fit can depend on where you live.

Stand in Awe of Tokyo's $100 Melons

Should you eat it, or put it in a museum?

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Dublin's Quest to Banish Vacant Lots

The Irish capital is pockmarked with empty parcels. With tough new property laws planned for this year, that could change.

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The Case for Car-Less Cities: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of our favorite reads.

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Montreal Just Got Some 'Speech Bubble' Street Lights

It's like a real-life comic book.

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London and Liverpool's Mayors Are Feuding Over the Beatles

And it's not the first time the two have clashed.

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Should Cities Ditch Their Mayoral Mansions?

This outdated tradition may cause new mayors more headaches than its worth.