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3 Hurricanes Are Hitting the Pacific at the Same Time, and the View From Space Is Amazing

It's the first time three simultaneous, major hurricanes have been recorded in this region.

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What Other Cities Can Learn From the Failure of London's Low Emission Zone

A big part of the answer appears to be diesel fuel.

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Ask CityLab: Do "WALK" Buttons Actually Do Anything?

Hurry up and wait.

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How California's Drought Is Sweetening This Year's Produce

Less water means a little more sugar in your fruit bowl.

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The Unadulterated Joy of All-Day Breakfast

Go ahead and sleep in. You’re an adult and can get an Egg McMuffin whenever you want one.

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The Gas Station Frank Lloyd Wright Designed for His Ideal Suburbia

Broadacre City never materialized, but you can still fill-up at the old Lindholm station in tiny Cloquet, Minnesota.

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How the Federal Government Built White Suburbia

Federal housing policies didn’t just deny opportunities to black residents. They subsidized and safeguarded whites-only neighborhoods.

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Why Doesn't New Orleans Look More Like Amsterdam?

Meet David Waggonner, the architect who wants New Orleans to come to terms with the fact it is a delta city.

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Mastering Computers, Mobile Phones Can Shave Years Off Seniors' Mental Age

Who says smartphones are making us dumb?

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Cable-Box Rentals: A Needless $19-Billion Industry

But letting customers buy their own would force cable companies to improve their equipment.

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The Business Case for Legalizing Weed in Rhode Island

There are many reasons the tiny state should rush to be the first on the East Coast to make the sale of recreational pot legal.

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A Gloriously Drawn, Insider's Map of New York

Iconic New York crams more than 400 local landmarks into one poster, including the Naked Cowboy and a vicious raccoon.


The Realism of Elena Ferrante's Naples

As the last novel in the author’s acclaimed Neapolitan series is published, a native sheds light on growing up there.

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Beijing's Newest Weapon Against Smog: A Supercomputer

IBM says its artificially intelligent machine can forecast air pollution up to 72 hours in advance.

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The Role of Public Investment in Gentrification

Neighborhoods don't transform only because rich people suddenly decide to move there.


A Falling Russian Spacecraft Flames Out Over Hawaii

Witnesses describe the sight as “epic” and “jaw dropping.”

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Tokyo Has Scrapped Its 2020 Olympics Logo Amid Allegations of Plagiarism

A Belgian designer claims the logo copied his work.

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California's 'Katrina' Could Be Coming to Sacramento

You don’t need a hurricane to have a catastrophic flood.

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Millennials Aren't the Only Generation Moving Back in With Their Parents

More and more adults in every age category are staying or returning home. What will that mean for the future of housing?