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A Look Back at Expo 67

On the anniversary of its closing day, take a video tour of Montreal's six months as the center of the world.

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Every Day Is Halloween in This Japanese Apartment Complex

Though the holiday is relatively new to the country, someone there clearly has a Tim Burton obsession.

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Why Is 'Ping' a Thing?

Does the word come from sonar? Is it a "backronym"? Internet jargon? Yes, yes, and yes.

Feinberg et al.

New Frog Species Lurks in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty

Researchers are issuing a "call to arms" to frog enthusiasts to find this critter in their cities, too.

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How Memphis Became a Great Bicycle City

Bikes brought the metro fast economic growth and mobility—with challenges on the side.

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New York's Citi Bike Announces Major Changes

Prices will go up for the hugely popular bike-share service, but infrastructure will see a big overhaul in return.

Aaron Coury

He's Not Bitter (Much)

With The Bitter Southerner, editor Chuck Reece and his creative team explore the contradictions of the modern South.

Steven Jackson

The Discipline and Deviance of Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti's a trade. It's like being a plumber or carpenter."

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Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal Cities

Blue America has a problem: Even after adjusting for income, left-leaning metros tend to have worse income inequality and less affordable housing.

Nextdoor

App Your Way to the Best Halloween Candy in Your City

The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.

Here's What the Antares Rocket Explosion Looked Like From a Plane

A pilot in a small aircraft captured this unreal footage of last night's "catastrophic anomaly."

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As Africa's Cities Change, So Does Youth Slang

Whether Sheng or Town Bemba, informal languages are giving the continent's urban youth culture a voice.

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Is Vandalism Ever the Answer to Noisy Neighbors?

If you choose to live above a noisy bar but hate noise, is cutting its cable feed to tone things down OK?

Reuters/Remo Casilli

Exploring Mussolini's Secret Bunkers

The city-owned Villa Torlonia will now offer tours inside the former dictator's hideouts.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

In New York, West African Immigrants Cope With Ebola Crisis on Two Fronts

Rather than barricading themselves at home, these immigrant communities are taking action.

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Is 'Green Growth' Possible for Nations?

Countries can be economically lean and environmentally green, but there are other costs to consider.

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Here Are Some of Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Best Photos From Space

He took more than 45,000 photographs while aboard the International Space Station.

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Goodnight to Night Trains?

For long-distance travelers looking for low-emissions options, choices are shrinking as Europe's overnight trains fade away.

Texas State Library and Archives

New Podcast: Kriston Capps on 'The Architecture of American Literacy'

Download or stream the conversation on the architectural and social legacy of Andrew Carnegie's libraries.