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Why the U.S. Is Building a Fantastical Aquarium in Brazil

An exotic new aquarium under construction in Brazil is a lightning rod on two continents—and the latest test of the theory that where weird designs go, new cities follow.

Cameron Beccario

A Lovely Animation of the Planet's Hot-Weather 'Misery'

Where in the world is it unbearably hot right now?

La Crosse NWS

Wisconsin Is Getting Smothered by Millions of Gross, Horny Flies

Close your mouth while looking at these photos, or a bug might fly in.

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Can a Co-Op Incentive Model Save Europe's Real Estate Market?

Ireland's Dublin House program will give groups of residents great plots for cheap if they commit to developing them and living in what they build.

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The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt

The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory.

The Atlantic

The Remote Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government repository reveals a global industry of plant and animal trafficking.

Mark Byrnes

Saving Sam the Record Man's Giant Spinning Discs

A huge flashing sign from a shuttered record store in Toronto gets a new home after a lengthy preservation battle.

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Geography Plays a Role in Whether People Believe in Climate Change

Those who live near the coast are more likely to think climate change is real.

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Wealthy New Yorkers Can't Afford to Move

People leave the city for many reasons. But the richest don't stray far.

The Brooklyn Bridge Has Always Been a Magnet for Mystery

First a grand piano showed up underneath it, then two white flags appeared on top of it. Why does the Brooklyn Bridge attract so many enigmas?

Elizabeth Cline

Where Does Discarded Clothing Go?

Americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year. Can for-profit recycling companies turn those rags into riches?

Reuters/Bobby Yip

Asia's Richest Man Is Building Hong Kong Apartments Barely Bigger Than a Prison Cell

At $250,000, these 200-square-foot studios are among Hong Kong's most affordable.

Lego.com

Why Are All These Legos Washing Up on the Beach?

A rogue wave and a lot of plastic octopi shed light on the workings of ocean currents.

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Restaurants Really Can Determine the Fate of Cities and Neighborhoods

A new survey shows how much food influences the vibrance of urban centers. 

Manuel Alvarez Diestro

The Rooftop Homes of Cairo's Racing Pigeons

Pigeon breeding has a long and rich history in the region, dating back 4,000 years.

REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

More Evidence There Is No 'Pause' in Global Warming

Despite what skeptics claim, the earth is on track for even hotter days ahead.

Adidas

The Extraordinary Future of Shoes

Knitted footwear technology is poised to enhance sustainability and walkability alike.

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With Its New Master Plan, São Paulo Takes Aim at Gated Towers

The effort to curb street life-killing building designs could have a lasting impact on the city's culture. 

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A New Site Allows You to Pay a Detroit Resident's Water Bill

Turn On Detroit's Water matches donors with Detroiters who are under water on their water bills.