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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.

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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.

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Mapping Uber's Far-Flung Job Board

Dust off your resume. From L.A. to Sri Lanka, Uber needs help. 

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Why Are Women-Owned Businesses Such Small Businesses?

Women own 30 percent of private businesses but generate just 11 percent of sales. Several factors contribute to this. 

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Rich People Exercise, Poor People Take Diet Pills

More sustainable weight-loss strategies are accessible to those with means, but other factors contribute to the rise of obesity in poorer communities.  

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European Rail Should Learn From Airlines' Price-Slashing Measures

People are willing to forego some comfort and convenience if the price is right.

And Here's Your CityLab Editor Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Brrrrrrrr. 

'From Under the Rust'

Saving America's Ghost Trains

Can a band of locomotive experts rescue vintage railcars from ruin?

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It's Time for a Four-Day Workweek

Evidence shows that a seven-day week with a two-day weekend is an inefficient model.

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Who's in Charge in Ferguson?

There are six different agencies involved now. What could go wrong?

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Visualizing the Shaking Rage of Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

This is what a swarm of earthquakes looks like underneath the massive stratovolcano.

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How to Save America's Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together

Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.

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'Going to Switzerland' for Assisted Suicide Is Getting So Popular It's Become a Euphemism

"Suicide tourism" in Switzerland doubled between 2009 and 2012—a rise that may affect legislation in other countries.

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What the Lego Company Can Learn From Its Own Lego House Museum

Museum architect Bjarke Ingels is building better ideas with Legos than the company that designed them.

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Is Japan's Love of Pachinko Fading?

The semi-legal game faces potential regulation, and parlor operators may have to compete with new casino resorts.

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Defend Your Transit System With City-Specific Water Bottles

A source of urban pride you can carry around.

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Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?

The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.