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Denis Khripyakov

These Photo Distortions Breathe New Life Into Dreary Russian Landscapes

A photographer figures out how to infuse Ryazan with a "new emotion."

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From Fort Sumter to Ellis Island, a Photo Tour of America's Closed National Monuments

From Fort Sumter to Ellis Island, photos are pouring in of America's shuttered national monuments.

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What the Rise of Technology Has to Do With the Decline of Driving

A lot.

An Image of Everyone on Facebook

At our best, we are dots.

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How America's Marriage Crisis Makes Income Inequality So Much Worse

The rich and educated are more likely to marry, to marry each other, and to produce rich and educated children.

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Stop What You're Doing and Book Your Holiday Flights Right Now

Early October is the best time to book U.S. domestic flights for travel around Christmas or New Year's.

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The U.S. Transportation System Has $100 Billion Worth of Inefficiencies

And that's a conservative estimate, writes Brookings economist Clifford Winston.

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Now Here's an Idea Well Worth Copying: 'LEED for Broadband'

If you're looking to launch a tech start-up in New York City, you'll want to check this first.

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Why International Aid Agencies Are Starting to Focus on Urban Violence

Non-war zone killings in cities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa are far outpacing traditional armed conflict.

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What the Government Shutdown Will Look Like Where You Live

From national parks, to home loans, to the National Zoo in D.C., there will be a small, but noticeable, impact almost immediately. 

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Spires! Cupolas! Here's What the Sagrada Familia Will Look Like When It's Finished

An architectural masterpiece 150 years in the making.

Pakistan's Earthquake Was So Strong It Spawned a Whole New Island

A burbling volcano of mud rose out of the Arabian Sea like some Lovecraftian nightmare.

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There's an Obvious Way to Make Community Colleges Better: Let's Rank Them

A relatively pain-free way to make these schools accountable to their students.

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How Melbourne Is Selling Commercial Property Owners on Green Retrofits

The city's 1,200 Buildings program has been cited as a model. 

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How Little Things Add Up to Keep Homeless Kids From School

Baltimore's neediest students often struggle to find transportation and afford things like uniforms.

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Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

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Suspicious Train Crash Injures Dozens in Chicago

A head-on collision between two trains — one of them out-of-service — sent dozens of people to area hospitals.

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Yup, Here Are Some Amazing Shots of Surfing Dogs

Glorious snapshots from the annual competition in Southern California.

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Nighttime Revelers in Paris Get Shushed By a Bunch of Silent Clowns

It doesn't get much more French than this.