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Norway's New Passports Are Designed to Make Every Other Country Feel Inferior

The travel documents come on the heels of those super-cool new banknotes, too.

AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel

Watch the Invisible Patterns of Air Travel Over Some of the Busiest Skies in the World

The UK's National Air Traffic Services offers an animated tour of just how flight paths are managed.

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Mapping 20 Years of Major Meteor Impacts

NASA wants to use this project to predict Earth's next dangerous space rock.

Dean Clark

Meet San Francisco's Newest Mayor, Who Is a Dog

Today City Hall celebrates Frida, a 6-pound chihuahua mix and very good girl.

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File

The Real Reason Ferguson Is Boarding Up Its Storefronts

What might appear to be a bracing for a reprise of August's violence is actually a symbol of longstanding economic vulnerability.

Expanding a Kid's Ideas About 'Home'

Four households around the world reveal unique yet familiar domestic experiences in an immersive new app.

Andrew Innerarity/Reuters

Three Ways Cities Try (and Fail) to Solve Homelessness

By making it a crime to feed the homeless, cities just hide the problem—and punish both those making an immediate impact and those who have already borne the brunt of a broken system.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Kentucky Hopes You'll Eat Its Invasive Carp

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em?

Juliet Zulu

Portland Musicians Turned This Van Into a Community Basketball Hoop

Meet the real 'Trail Blazers' in Portland's b-ball scene.

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Roads vs. the Environment: Where the 'Conflict Zones' Are

"Road Map" shows where economic benefits from roads are as high as the danger they pose to the environment.

REUTERS/Aly Song

Declining Walkability Plays a Big Role in China's Obesity Problem

But it's the middle class, not the poor who may pay the biggest price.  

Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Is New York the New Model for Startup Cities?

Its rise has been remarkable. But should aspiring tech hubs really emulate the Big Apple?

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Can High-Speed Rail Help Dallas Build a Great Transit System?

It may struggle to keep up with passenger demand if it doesn't.

Reuters/Stephen Hird

For the First Time in 24 Years, a Chance to Advertise in London's Piccadilly Circus

The prime spot among the famous lights is now available at $6.3 million a year.

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Death on the New York Subway

61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok died Sunday after being shoved in front of an oncoming train. The city has no plans to invest in protective barriers.

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What It Takes to Become a Taxi Driver in London: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

AP, Robert Bruce Inverarity

The Indigenous Art Behind the Seahawks' Helmet

A 19th-century "transformation mask" from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, inspired the team's logo. A new exhibit explores the history and significance of the piece.

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Uncovering a Lost Design Legacy in a City Starved For Art

Modesto, California, was once ranked the nation's least livable city. That spurred one man to uncover its forgotten contributions to 20th-century architectural history.

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Inside the Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

The town of Hogeway, outside Amsterdam, is a Truman Show-style nursing home.