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Bordalo II

One Man's Trash Is Another's Freaky Garbage Monster

Behold the immense, shambling Franken-animals of Lisbon artist Bordalo II.

35 Years of Shrinking Arctic Ice, All in One Graphic

The fingerprint of climate change is as visible here as the big letters on an eye chart.

Omer Shapira/Surya Mattu

This Horrible Speaker Plays Nothing Except U2

It's like the new iTunes, yet somehow worse.

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Lyft Is Hiring a Lot of Deaf Drivers

There's even an app that helps the hearing impaired converse with passengers who can't sign.

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You Can Help Identify Chicago's Wild Animals

Name that critter—from the comfort of your couch.

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Find Macho Dudes Hot? That Might Be Because You Live In a Market Economy

People in small-scale societies don't have the same preferences for sex-specific traits that those in urbanized environments do.

Mike Blake/Reuters

The Housing Bubble Also Left Our Neighborhoods More Segregated

The credit supply shock led white households in the U.S. to leave mixed neighborhoods at a faster rate than black households could move into them.

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Working Out Is Healthy, But It May Lead You to Drink More Than You Should

That super-fit dude you see going to the gym every morning probably consumes more alcohol than you, according to new research.

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A Guide to Legal Loitering

The law protects your right to loiter, but the line between "hanging out" and "committing a crime" is blurry.

The Atlantic

What Is a City?

A pair of physicists tackle a seemingly simple, incredibly complicated question.

Ayuntamiento de Madrid

Central Madrid Rolls Out a Tough-Love Plan to Limit Cars

Spain's capital city aims to unclog its highly trafficked center by putting the hurt on drivers' wallets.

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How Cincinnati's Pro-Streetcar Campaigners Won in the End

Ryan Messer and his grassroots group Believe in Cincinnati never took no for an answer.

Mike Theiler/Reuters

Is D.C. Statehood a Matter of Civil Rights?

Activists are mounting their latest—and likely doomed—push to grant residents of the nation's capital more voice in their government.

Design Different

Zombie Safe Zone Posters Your Braiiiiiiins Can Memorize

When (not if) the zombie apocalypse is upon us, these posters can guide you to safety.

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How Designers Are Responding to Rising Sea Levels

A haunting photo exhibit shows the steps people are taking to adapt to the angry ocean.

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Seattle Wants to Change the Whole Conversation on Streetcars

Unlike most new lines in U.S. cities, the Center City Connector would operate in its own exclusive lane.

REUTERS/Mark Makela

The United States of Unease

The most important lesson from our State of the City poll may be how much urban, suburban, and rural Americans are concerned about the same things.

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Thousands of Hong Kong Students Sit In for Democracy

"Disobey and grasp your destiny" is the rallying cry as protesters settle in for a week of action to demand voting rights in their semi-autonomous nation.

NWS St. Louis

A Strange Cloud Over St. Louis Turns Out to Be an Enormous Swarm of Butterflies

In a weird twist, the swarm itself resembles a huge butterfly.