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How Airlines Are Sticking It to Travelers, in 6 Charts

Fares and profits are rising, even as seat and flight supply are falling.

Belatchew Arkitekter

A Bold Architectural Proposal to Get People to Eat Bugs

Stockholm designers want to get everybody eating crickets from giant "vermin farms" by 2018.

CoeLux

A Lighting System That Imitates Daylight, Sun and Sky Included

An exhibit at the Venice Architecture Biennale demonstrates visionary technology that recreates the clear blue sky.

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Another Hurricane, Another Scary New Record

For the first time on record, the eastern Pacific basin has now had two Category 4 hurricanes before July.

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The Many Goal Posts of Brazil

Serene photographs that remind us Brazil still loves soccer as much as it hates the politics behind their World Cup.

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Forget Glow-in-the-Dark Roads—Here's an Interactive Highway

This imagined roadway would update drivers on traffic ahead, alert them to sudden hazards, and instantly change road signs. 

Sophie Quinton

The Neighborhood Development Dreams of the Twin Cities' Newest Light-Rail Line

Civic leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul hope the Green Line will attract billions of dollars in economic growth.

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How Urban Design Could Help Reduce Rape in India

Delhi's avoidance of mixed-use development patterns isn't helping matters. 

From Europe, a Beautifully Simple Concept for a Kick Scooter

The Pigeon folds with a foot press to carry on the shoulder like a lightweight rifle.

London Now Has a Robot Sculpture You Can Sleep In

For only $4,200, you too can pretend to be eaten by the Iron Giant.

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What Transit Will Actually Look Like in the New Suburbia

Or, why we should fall in love with ride-share, buses, and walking.

CityCop

Uruguay's Hot New Crime App Is a Bit of a Hot Mess

Anyone can report an incident on CityCop, but it's not at all clear what that means. 

Tablio

A Portable Lap Desk That Slips in Your Backpack

For those who need to work on the go. 

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe's All-Out Uberwar

European labor strikes may not win much for traditional taxi drivers—across the Atlantic or in the States.

David Torke, fixBuffalo

Riding Through Poor Neighborhoods With New Urbanists

A bike tour in Buffalo that aimed to "inspire feelings of civic duty and moral outrage" may have also exposed weaknesses in a movement's philosophy.

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How the Twin Cities Hope to Get Ahead of Demographic Change

The mayor of Minneapolis talks about the challenges facing the Twin Cities and collaborative solutions for addressing them.

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Can Anyone Save Brooklyn's Kentile Floors Sign? Should They?

This isn't the first fight to save a historic piece of advertising, and it won't be the last. 

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The Mixed-Up Geographic Allegiances of World Cup Soccer

Nearly three-quarters of all World Cup players play in European professional leagues.

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The Case for Tearing Down Park-and-Ride Lots

And replacing them with mixed-use development.