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Street Lights and Crime: A Seemingly Endless Debate

What if extra lights don't make us as safe as they make us feel?

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An Energy-Efficient House Could Be Built From the Bay Bridge's Scraps

One man's unusual proposal to recycle some of the 58,209 tons of bridge steel currently being dismantled.

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What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

Neighborhood Postcard Project

Postcards From the Neighborhoods You Only Hear About on the News

A DIY project that wants to change people's stereotypes about their city.

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Remote Control Snowplows: The New Winter Luxury?

Clear the sidewalks from the comfort of your toasty home.

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How the Post Office Could Save Itself by Helping the Poor

What if USPS offered the same services as check-cashing stores and payday lenders, only cheaper? A novel idea in a new white paper.

How California Got Its Dew Back

Watch the "Pineapple Express" make its way from Hawaii to the West Coast.

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Amid Brazil's Stadium Boom, a Massive Water Infrastructure Project Drags On

The diversion plan has doubled in cost and remains years away from completion.

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The Importance of a Giant Doughnut

Why Long Beach rallied to preserve a roadside icon.

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A City Where the Streets Now Have Names

Ghana is on a national quest to name its city streets, a move that will improve way-finding and generate tax revenue.

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Atlanta Claims That It's Ready for Snow This Time

We'll see how it goes.

The 'Rocky' of Bridges Is Still Knocking Out Trucks

North Carolina's worst-designed underpass shows no signs of ending its automotive carnage.

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Plastic Packing Bands Are Strangling Seals and Sea Lions

A common packing strap is responsible for more than half of Alaska's Stellar sea-lion entanglements.

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A World Without Car Crashes

Connected vehicles — the so-called "internet of cars" — could be the biggest transportation advance since the car itself.

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What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs

Hint: It's not favorable tax rates.

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Unsuspecting Commuters, Transformed Into Cartoon Characters

 One man has been giving his fellow passengers new personalities through funny doodles.

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We Finally Have Metro-Level Numbers From States That Refused the Medicaid Expansion, and They're Really Bad

More than 350,000 uninsured poor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area alone are missing out on health coverage.

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Melbourne's Wildfires Look Absolutely Hellish

The land just north of the city looks like a raging ocean of flames.

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Sochi Is Scrambling 'Volunteers' to Fill Empty Seats

Attendance has been spotty at the Winter Olympics, and even historically popular events have seen underwhelming turnouts.