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How About a Crosswalk Light that Dances?

The makers of this gyrating Do Not Cross signal say it reduces jaywalking by 81 percent.

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Antarctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Max, and That's Not Good

The increase in ice may actually be a sign the warming continent is in trouble.

Hail a New York Taxi, Get a High Five Instead

A random beardo is spreading surprise high fives all over the city.

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Millennials Love Transit Most, Boomers Still Stuck on Cars

A new study shows generations bucking their upbringings, with sheltered Millennials choosing the bus.

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Rob Ford Has Cancer

The controversial Toronto mayor will undergo chemotherapy for a "very rare" cancerous tumor.

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After Uber, San Francisco Has Seen a 65 Percent Decline in Cab Use

It might not be completely the fault of competition, but the city's taxi drivers are making far fewer trips than they were just a few years ago.

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Wealthy L.A. Schools' Vaccination Rates Are as Low as South Sudan's

Hollywood parents say not vaccinating makes "instinctive" sense. Now their kids have whooping cough.

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On September 17, Remember the Amphicar

49 years ago, two of history's greatest boat-car hybrids heroically traversed the English Channel.

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Exploring the Art Along Detroit's People Mover

Seen by many as an urban-planning boondoggle, there's a cultured side to the city's humble light rail system.

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Portland: Hardly 'A Retirement Community for the Young'

Hey, New York Times: Portland happens to outshine many U.S. cities in entrepreneurship, job growth, productivity—and the elusive "second paycheck."

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Where Geniuses Live

A look at the highly mobile lives of MacArthur "Genius Grant" winners.

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The L.A. Fire Department Rolls Out New Nepotism Protocols

The city says the practice leads to less diversity among firefighters.

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Houston and San Jose Are Leading U.S. Economic Growth

The continued rise of America's new knowledge-energy economy.

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The Scottish Independence Movement's Final Push Includes a Whole Lot of Chalk Art

The streets of Edinburgh were covered in "Yes" messages on Wednesday.

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How Twitter Detectives Helped Philly Police Find Hate Crime Suspects Fast

A longtime user employed Twitter and Facebook's tracking tools to crowdsource clues that led police to identify suspects in a brutal gaybashing.

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Wait Your Turn for the Swings at Boston's Adult Playground

The wildly successful Lawn on D Street is a temporary park that took no tedious city planning. Should we let more urban design emerge organically?

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The Most Viciously Addictive Stoner Snack Ever Has Arrived in Los Angeles

It's Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza, served piping hot at select L.A. dispensaries.

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What Happens to the Union Jack Flag If Scotland Leaves the United Kingdom?

Take a look at the many possible options—none of which are likely to stick.

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Americans Who Carry Concealed Weapons Keep Accidentally Shooting Themselves in Public Bathrooms

This year's list of incidents includes an Italian restaurant, a prosecutor's office, a Target, a Burger King ...